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Toplines - South Carolina Governor - July 29, 2010

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South Carolina State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted July 29, 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?

   

    28% Strongly approve

    12% Somewhat approve

    10% Somewhat disapprove

    48% Strongly disapprove

      3% 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?

   

    13% Strongly approve

    33% Somewhat approve

    23% Somewhat disapprove

    27% Strongly disapprove

      4% Not sure

 

3* 2010 South Carolina Governor’s Race

 

Date

Nikki Haley (R)

Vincent Sheheen (D)

Some other  candidate

Not sure

July 29, 2010

49%

35%

4%

12%

June 23, 2010

52%

40%

3%

5%

June 10, 2010

55%

34%

5%

6%

 

 

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 Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Haley

28%

38%

13%

12%

9%

Sheheen

24%

25%

19%

15%

17%

 

 

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?

 

52% Strongly favor
  9% Somewhat favor
  9% Somewhat oppose

25% Strongly oppose
  5% 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?

59% Favor
20% Oppose
21% 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?

27% Agree
54% Disagree
19% 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?

66% Agree
21% Disagree
13% Not sure

9* Suppose a woman enters the United States as an illegal alien and gives birth to a child in the United States.  Should that child automatically become a citizen of the United States?

 

32% Yes
60% No

  8% Not sure

 

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

 0% Excellent
 7% Good

32% Fair
59% Poor
  2% Not sure

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

22% Better
47% Worse
25% Staying the same
  6% Not sure

12* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?

10% Excellent
23% Good
45% Fair

20% Poor
 2% Not sure

 13* Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?

  17% Better
  44% Worse
  39% About the same
    1% Not sure

 14* Is the United States currently in a recession?

69% Yes
16% No
15% Not sure

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