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Toplines - New Mexico Governor - May 25, 2010

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New Mexico State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted May 25, 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?

    30% Strongly approve
    19% Somewhat approve
      9% Somewhat disapprove
    42% Strongly disapprove
      1% 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?

11% Strongly approve
28% Somewhat approve
19% Somewhat disapprove
38% Strongly disapprove
  4% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Election for New Mexico Governor Race

 

                                                 
 

 

 
 

5/25/2010

 
 

3/24/2010

 
 

Susana   Martinez (R)

 
 

42%

 
 

32%

 
 

Diane   Denish (D)

 
 

43%

 
 

51%

 
 

Some   other candidate

 
 

3%

 
 

7%

 
 

Not   sure

 
 

12%

 
 

10%

 

 

                                                 
 

 

 
 

5/25/2010

 
 

3/24/2010

 
 

Pete   Domenici, Jr. (R)

 
 

30%

 
 

35%

 
 

Diane   Denish (D)

 
 

47%

 
 

52%

 
 

Some   other candidate

 
 

15%

 
 

6%

 
 

Not   sure

 
 

9%

 
 

6%

 

 

                                                 
 

 

 
 

5/25/2010

 
 

3/24/2010

 
 

Allen   Weh (R)

 
 

39%

 
 

35%

 
 

Diane   Denish (D)

 
 

45%

 
 

45%

 
 

Some   other candidate

 
 

9%

 
 

7%

 
 

Not   sure

 
 

7%

 
 

13%

 

 

                                                 
 

 

 
 

5/25/2010

 
 

3/24/2010

 
 

Janice   Arnold-Jones (R)

 
 

31%

 
 

30%

 
 

Diane   Denish (D)

 
 

45%

 
 

52%

 
 

Some   other candidate

 
 

11%

 
 

6%

 
 

Not   sure

 
 

13%

 
 

12%

 

 

                                                 
 

 

 
 

5/25/2010

 
 

3/24/2010

 
 

Doug   Turner (R)

 
 

31%

 
 

34%

 
 

Diane   Denish (D)

 
 

47%

 
 

43%

 
 

Some   other candidate

 
 

11%

 
 

7%

 
 

Not   sure

 
 

11%

 
 

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

 
 

22%

 
 

35%

 
 

18%

 
 

11%

 
 

15%

 
 

Denish

 
 

20%

 
 

33%

 
 

18%

 
 

23%

 
 

6%

 
 

Domenici,   Jr.

 
 

7%

 
 

40%

 
 

30%

 
 

12%

 
 

11%

 
 

Weh

 
 

12%

 
 

31%

 
 

24%

 
 

22%

 
 

12%

 
 

Arnold-Jones

 
 

7%

 
 

31%

 
 

25%

 
 

8%

 
 

30%

 
 

Turner

 
 

7%

 
 

32%

 
 

25%

 
 

10%

 
 

26%

 

 

5* 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?

 

42% Strongly favor

13% Somewhat favor

  8% Somewhat oppose

32% Strongly oppose

  5% Not sure

 

6* How closely have you followed news stories about the new immigration law in Arizona?

 

61% Very closely
32% Somewhat closely
  3% Not very closely
  1% Not at all
  2% Not sure

 

7* Suppose the new Arizona immigration law was being considered for your state. Would you favor or oppose passage of that law in your state?


55% Favor

35% Oppose
10% Not sure

 

8* Suppose a police officer stops someone for a traffic violation or a violation of some other law. If the police officer suspects that the person they stopped might be an illegal immigrant, should the officer be required to check their immigration status?

 

58% Yes
30% No
11% Not sure

 

9* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Elena Kagan?

 

16%Very favorable

18% Somewhat favorable

18% Somewhat unfavorable

16% Very unfavorable

32% Not sure

 

10* The U.S. Senate has the constitutional authority to confirm all Supreme Court nominees. Based upon what you know at this time, should the U.S. Senate confirm Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court Justice?

 

41% Yes

35% No

24% Not sure

 

11* How confident are you that Congress knows what it's doing when it comes to addressing the country’s current economic problems?

  3% Very confident
17% Somewhat confident
34% Not very confident
43% Not at all confident
  3% Not sure

12* How confident are you that your representatives in Congress are actually representing your best interests?

11% Very confident
24% Somewhat confident
26% Not very confident
37% Not at all confident
  2% Not sure

13* Would a group of people selected at random from the phone book do a better job addressing the nation’s problems than the current Congress?

34% Yes
41% No
25% Not sure

14* Is the United States of America the last best hope of mankind?

 

45% Yes
23% No
32% Not sure

 

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