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Toplines - Rhode Island Governor - July 21, 2010

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Rhode Island State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted July 21, 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?

31% Strongly approve
19% Somewhat approve
16% Somewhat disapprove
34% Strongly disapprove
  0% Not sure

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

17% Strongly approve
31% Somewhat approve
18% Somewhat disapprove
34% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

3* 2010 Rhode Island Governor Race

 

 

Victor Moffitt (R)

Frank Caprio (D)

Lincoln Chafee (I)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

July 21, 2010

18%

33%

36%

4%

9%

May 27, 2010

22%

35%

33%

N/A

10%



 

John Robitaille (R)

Frank Caprio (D)

Lincoln Chafee (I)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

July 21, 2010

23%

30%

37%

2%

8%

May 27, 2010

25%

32%

35%

N/A

9%

April 21, 2010

21%

33%

33%

N/A

13%

March 25, 2010

22%

28%

39%

N/A

11%

February 25, 2010

19%

27%

37%

N/A

17%

 

 

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 RI Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Robitaille

7%

30%

22%

11%

29%

Caprio

22%

38%

22%

8%

10%

Chafee

28%

28%

16%

24%

5%

Moffitt

6%

24%

25%

11%

34%

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?

38% Strongly favor
11% Somewhat favor
15% Somewhat oppose
30% Strongly oppose
  6% Not sure

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

 

53% Favor
36% Oppose
12% Not sure

 

7* The U.S. Justice Department has decided to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law in federal court. Do you agree or disagree with the decision to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law?

 

41% Agree
50% Disagree
  9% Not sure

 

8* Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals and those who would come here to live off our welfare system. Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome. Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?

 

64% Agree
23% Disagree
12% Not sure


9* Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

48% Yes
36% No
16% Not Sure

10* Should deepwater oil drilling be allowed?

40% Yes
41% No
18% Not Sure

11* Last year, Congress and the president enacted a $787 billion economic stimulus plan. So far, has the economic stimulus plan helped the economy, hurt the economy or had no impact on the economy?

35% Helped
27% Hurt
31% No impact
  6% Not sure

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

  1% Excellent

  8% Good
42% Fair
50% Poor

  0% Not sure

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

31% Better

40% Worse
25% Staying the same
  4% Not sure

14* Is the United States currently in a recession?

64% Yes
22% No
14% Not sure

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