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Toplines - 2010 Texas Governor - April 14, 2010

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Texas Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted April 14, 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?

29% Strongly approve

13% Somewhat approve

6% Somewhat disapprove

52% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

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

19% Strongly approve

40% Somewhat approve

18% Somewhat disapprove

22% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

3* Election 2010: Texas Governor’s Race

April 15, 2010

March 3, 2010

Feb 22, 2010

Feb 1, 2010

Rick Perry (R)

48%

49%

47%

48%

Bill White (D)

44%

43%

41%

39%

Some other candidate

2%

3%

5%

5%

Not sure

6%

6%

7%

8%

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

Very favorable

Somewhat favorable

Somewhat unfavorable

Very unfavorable

Not sure

Rick Perry

20%

39%

15%

22%

4%

Bill White

21%

33%

20%

16%

10%

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
9% Somewhat favor
5% Somewhat oppose
23% Strongly oppose
4% Not sure

6* 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?

23% Strongly favor
19% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
46% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

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

4% Excellent

6% Good

48% Fair

40% Poor
2% Not sure

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

32% Better

46% Worse

18% About the same
4% Not sure

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