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Toplines - Rhode Island Governor - September 16, 2010

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Rhode Island State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 16, 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
27% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
30% Strongly disapprove
  1% 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?

 

16% Strongly approve
35% Somewhat approve
20% Somewhat disapprove
27% Strongly disapprove
  2% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Rhode Island Governor Race

 

John Robitaille (R)

Frank Caprio (D)

Lincoln Chafee (I)

Ken Block (M)

Not Sure

September 16, 2010

23%

30%

33%

5%

9%

August 17, 2010

20%

38%

32%

x

8%

July 21, 2010

23%

30%

37%

x

8%

May 27, 2010

25%

32%

35%

x

9%

April 21, 2010

21%

33%

33%

x

13%

March 25, 2010

22%

28%

39%

x

11%

February 25, 2010

19%

27%

37%

x

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

12%

31%

20%

13%

24%

Caprio

19%

35%

23%

13%

10%

Chafee

23%

25%

21%

28%

3%

Block

4%

20%

25%

15%

35%

 

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?

37% Strongly favor
14% Somewhat favor
12% Somewhat oppose
34% Strongly oppose
  3% Not sure

 

6* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

38% Good
30% Bad
21% No impact

11% 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?

 

52% Favor

37% Oppose
12% Not sure

 

8* Okay, would you favor or oppose strict government sanctions on employers who hire illegal immigrants?

 

70% Favor
17% Oppose
13% Not sure

9* A proposal has been made for a long-term federal jobs program focused on roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure. The program is expected to cost at least $50 billion. Do you favor or oppose a $50 billion federal jobs and infrastructure program?

58% Favor
25% Oppose
17% Not sure

10* Is the proposed infrastructure program likely to help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

58% Help

15% Hurt

17% No impact

10% Not sure

 

11* Which is a better way to create new jobs - cutting taxes or increasing government spending?

 

56% Cutting taxes
18% Increasing government spending
26% Not sure

 

12*I’m going to read you a short list of issues in the news. For each, please let me know which political party you trust more to handle that issue.

 

Issue

Republicans

Democrats

Not sure

Economy

32%

49%

20%

Government Ethics & Corruption

25%

34%

42%

Health Care

30%

46%

23%

 

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