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Toplines - Rhode Island Governor - May 27, 2010

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Rhode Island State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted May 27, 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?

33% Strongly approve
22% Somewhat approve
12% Somewhat disapprove
31% Strongly disapprove
  2% 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 she’s been doing?

17% Strongly approve
32% Somewhat approve
23% Somewhat disapprove
25% Strongly disapprove
  3% Not sure

3* 2010 Rhode Island Governor Race

 

May 27, 2010

April 21, 2010

Mar 25, 2010

Feb 25, 2010

John Robitaille (R)

29%

26%

26%

22%

Patrick Lynch (D)

19%

24%

22%

24%

Lincoln Chafee (I)

37%

35%

37%

38%

Not sure

15%

15%

15%

16%



 

May 27, 2010

April 21, 2010

Mar 25, 2010

Feb 25, 2010

John Robitaille (R)

25%

21%

22%

19%

Frank Caprio (D)

32%

33%

28%

27%

Lincoln Chafee (I)

35%

33%

39%

37%

Not sure

9%

13%

11%

17%

 

 

May 27, 2010

Victor Moffitt (R)

28%

John Lynch (D)

24%

Lincoln Chafee (I)

35%

Not sure

13%

 

 

May 27, 2010

Victor Moffitt (R)

22%

Frank Caprio (D)

35%

Lincoln Chafee (I)

33%

Not sure

10%

 

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

6%

30%

22%

6%

36%

Caprio

16%

45%

19%

6%

14%

Chafee

27%

26%

13%

26%

7%

Moffitt

5%

26%

22%

9%

38%

Lynch

14%

22%

25%

28%

11%

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?

35% Strongly favor
12% Somewhat favor
11% Somewhat oppose
39% Strongly oppose
  4% Not sure

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

 

54% Very closely
30% Somewhat closely

12% Not very closely

  3% 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?

 

50% Favor

38% Oppose
12% 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?

 

64% Yes
27% No
  9% Not sure

 

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

 

17% Very favorable
19% Somewhat favorable
20% Somewhat unfavorable
14% Very unfavorable

30% 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?

 

45% Yes
27% No
29% 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
19% Somewhat confident
40% Not very confident
35% Not at all confident
  3% Not sure

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

  8% Very confident
27% Somewhat confident
31% Not very confident
32% 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?

37% Yes
44% No
18% Not sure

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