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Toplines - South Carolina GOP Primary for Governor - May 17, 2010

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South Carolina State Survey of 931 Likely GOP Primary Voters
Conducted May 17, 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?

      

         6% Strongly approve

         4% Somewhat approve

       12% Somewhat disapprove

       78% Strongly disapprove

         0% Not sure

 

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

      

       15% Strongly approve

       47% Somewhat approve

       21% Somewhat disapprove

       16% Strongly disapprove

         1% Not sure


3* 2010 South Carolina GOP Primary for Governor

 

Gresham Barrett

17%

Andre Bauer

12%

Nikki Haley

30%

Henry McMaster

19%

Some other candidate

3%

Not sure

18%

 

 

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 SC GOP Primary Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Barrett

14%

38%

16%

7%

24%

Bauer

11%

31%

31%

18%

10%

McMaster

20%

39%

14%

5%

20%

Haley

31%

29%

9%

5%

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?

 

80% Strongly favor
  8% Somewhat favor
  5% Somewhat oppose
  6% Strongly oppose
  2% Not sure

 

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

 

64% Very closely
25% Somewhat closely
  8% Not very closely
  2% Not at all
  0% 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?

 

83% Favor
  8% Oppose

  9% 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?

 

87% Yes
  6% No
  7% Not sure

 

9* Some commentators have labeled one of the major political parties as the Party of NO. Which party is sometimes called the Party of No? Is it the Republicans or the Democrats?


69% Republicans
11% Democrats
20% Not sure

10* In today’s political climate, is it a good thing or a bad thing to be the Party of No?

 

59% Good

15% Bad
26% Not sure

 

11* As a nation, is America overtaxed?

 

84% Yes
11% No
  6% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence