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Toplines - Oregon Governor - April 26, 2010

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Oregon Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted April 26, 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?

41% Strongly approve
18% Somewhat approve
6% Somewhat disapprove
34% Strongly disapprove
0% Not sure

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

14% Strongly approve
34% Somewhat approve
19% Somewhat disapprove
32% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Oregon Governor’s Race

April 26, 2010

February 17, 2010

Chris Dudley (R)

41%

36%

John Kitzhaber (D)

41%

42%

Some other candidate

6%

7%

Not sure

13%

15%

April 26, 2010

February 17, 2010

John Lim (R)

34%

38%

John Kitzhaber (D)

50%

40%

Some other candidate

5%

8%

Not sure

12%

14%

April 26, 2010

February 17, 2010

Allen Alley (R)

33%

34%

John Kitzhaber (D)

48%

42%

Some other candidate

6%

8%

Not sure

13%

16%

April 26, 2010

February 17, 2010

Chris Dudley (R)

40%

36%

Bill Bradbury (D)

40%

39%

Some other candidate

6%

7%

Not sure

13%

17%

April 26, 2010

February 17, 2010

John Lim (R)

32%

35%

Bill Bradbury (D)

44%

38%

Some other candidate

9%

9%

Not sure

15%

17%

April 25, 2010

February 17, 2010

Allen Alley (R)

34%

35%

Bill Bradbury (D)

43%

41%

Some other candidate

7%

9%

Not sure

16%

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 OR Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Dudley

16%

30%

20%

5%

29%

Kitzhaber

31%

27%

13%

21%

8%

Lim

8%

26%

22%

13%

31%

Alley

10%

28%

18%

17%

27%

Bradbury

20%

28%

17%

18%

16%


5* Will the health care plan passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama be good for the country or bad for the country?

49% Good
40% Bad
2% No impact
9%
Not sure

6* 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?

38% Strongly favor
10% Somewhat favor
4% Somewhat oppose
46% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

7* 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?

31% Strongly favor
17% Somewhat favor
11% Somewhat oppose
39% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

8*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?

43% Favor
48% Oppose

9% Not sure

9* When you think about the major issues facing the country, whose views are closest to your own President Barack Obama or the average tea party member?

55% President Barack Obama
37%
The average Tea Party member
8% Not sure

10* How concerned are you that those opposed to President Obama’s policies will resort to violence?

27% Very concerned
25%
Somewhat concerned
20% Not very concerned
24% Not at all concerned
5% Not sure

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

1% Excellent

7% Good

43% Fair

49% Poor
1% Not sure

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

46% Better

30% Worse

20% About the same
4% Not sure


13* Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

54% Yes
34% No
12% Not sure

14* President Obama has proposed allowing more offshore drilling in some areas. However, drilling will not be permitted off the coasts of California and the New England states. Should offshore oil drilling be permitted off the coasts of California and the New England states?

47% Yes
38% No
16% Not sure

15* Should individual states have the right to ban drilling off their own coastlines?

59% Yes
25% No
15% Not sure

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