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Toplines - Tennessee Governor - March 22, 2010

Daily Snapshot

Tennessee State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 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
9% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
52% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

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

24% Strongly approve
46% Somewhat approve
21% Somewhat disapprove
7% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 Tennessee’s Governor’s Race

Bill Haslam (R)

46%

Kim McMillan (D)

26%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

23%

Ron Ramsey (R)

43%

Kim McMillan (D)

25%

Some other candidate

8%

Not sure

24%

Zach Wamp (R)

42%

Kim McMillan (D)

29%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

25%

Bill Haslam (R)

45%

Mike McWherter (D)

27%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

23%

Ron Ramsey (R)

43%

Mike McWherter (D)

29%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

23%

Zach Wamp (R)

41%

Mike McWherter (D)

31%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

22%

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 TN Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Haslam

12%

41%

14%

4%

29%

McMillan

7%

26%

18%

8%

41%

Ramsey

10%

33%

14%

9%

34%

McWherter

11%

23%

21%

11%

33%

Wamp

16%

26%

15%

12%

31%

5* Generally speaking, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the health care reform plan passed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats?

24% Strongly favor
7% Somewhat favor
8% Somewhat oppose
57% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

6* How would you rate the way that Barack Obama has handled the issue of healthcare reform…excellent, good, fair or poor?

18% Excellent
12% Good
9% Fair
60% Poor

2% Not sure

7* The health care plan passed by Congress would require every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Do you Strongly Favor, Somewhat Favor, Somewhat Oppose, or Strongly Oppose a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance?

21% Strongly favor
13% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
53% Strongly oppose
4% Not sure

8*Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. Some states have announced that they will sue the federal government to fight that requirement. Would you favor or oppose having your state sue the federal government to prevent it from becoming law?

57% Favor
30% Oppose
13% Not sure

9* When it comes to health care decisions, who do you fear the most: the federal government or private insurance companies?

58% The federal government
32% Private insurance companies
10% Not sure

10* Regardless of how Congress is doing overall, does your local representative in Congress deserve to be reelected?

36% Yes
36% No
28% Not sure

11* Generally speaking, would it better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were reelected this November or if most of them were defeated?

15% Better if most incumbents were reelected
67% Better if most incumbents were defeated
18% Not sure

12* Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party movement?

51% Favorable
28% Unfavorable
21% Not sure

13* Do you consider yourself a part of the Tea Party Movement?

22% Yes
56% No
22% Not sure

14* A year from today, will the U.S. economy be stronger than it is now, or weaker?

28% Stronger

49% Weaker

15% About the same

8% Not sure

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