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Toplines - South Carolina Governor - September 22, 2010

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South Carolina State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 22, 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?

   

    27% Strongly approve

    11% Somewhat approve

      9% Somewhat disapprove

    52% Strongly disapprove

      1% 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?

   

    18% Strongly approve

    37% Somewhat approve

    18% Somewhat disapprove

    25% Strongly disapprove

      1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 South Carolina Governor’s Race

 

Date

Nikki Haley (R)

Vincent Sheheen (D)

Some other  candidate

Not sure

September 22, 2010

50%

33%

4%

13%

August 25, 2010

52%

36%

3%

10%

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

31%

31%

20%

12%

8%

Sheheen

20%

27%

26%

14%

12%

 

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?

58% Strongly favor
13% Somewhat favor
  8% Somewhat oppose
16% Strongly oppose
  5% 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6* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

55% Good
17% Bad
14% No impact

13% 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?

 

69% Favor

20% Oppose
10% Not sure

 

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

 

73% Favor
17% Oppose
  9% 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?

42% Favor
42% 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?

43% Help

28% Hurt

19% No impact

10% Not sure

 

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

 

74% Cutting taxes
10% Increasing government spending
17% 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

57%

32%

12%

Government Ethics & Corruption

41%

28%

30%

Health Care

53%

32%

15%

 

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