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Toplines - 2010 Texas Governor - February 22, 2010

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Texas Survey of 1,200 Likely Voters

Conducted February 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?

25% Strongly approve

16% Somewhat approve

7% Somewhat disapprove

50% 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?

15% Strongly approve

37% Somewhat approve

20% Somewhat disapprove

26% Strongly disapprove

2% Not sure

3* Election 2010: Texas Governor’s Race

Feb 1, 2010

Feb 22, 2010

Rick Perry (R)

48%

47%

Bill White (D)

39%

41%

Some other candidate

5%

5%

Not sure

8%

7%

Feb 1, 2010

Feb 22, 2010

Kay Bailey Hutchison (R)

49%

47%

Bill White (D)

36%

38%

Some other candidate

7%

8%

Not sure

7%

7%

Feb 1, 2010

Feb 22, 2010

Debra Medina (R)

41%

37%

Bill White (D)

38%

47%

Some other candidate

6%

7%

Not sure

16%

9%

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

15%

38%

21%

24%

2%

Kay Bailey Hutchison

13%

44%

28%

13%

3%

Bill White

22%

33%

19%

13%

12%

Debra Medina

12%

30%

26%

19%

13%

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

14% Excellent

41% Good

31% Fair

11% Poor

3% Not sure

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

24% Better

39% Worse

34% About the same

3% Not sure

7* Is it possible to balance the federal budget without raising taxes?

54% Yes
29% No
16% Not sure

8* Do you favor or oppose an income tax cut for all Americans?

55% Favor
29% Oppose
16% Not sure

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

60% Cutting taxes

16% Increasing government spending

19% Neither

5% Not sure

10* Who is winning the War on Terrorism…the United States and its allies or the terrorists?

57% United States and its allies

17% Terrorists

19% Neither

7% Not Sure

11* Is the United States today safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

44% Yes
36% No
20% Not sure

12* Generally speaking, when it comes to important national issues, whose judgment do you trust more—the American people or America’s political leaders?

74% The American people

12% America’s political leaders

14% Not sure

13* Some people believe that the federal government has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. What do you think? Has the federal government become a special interest group?

72% Yes

16% No

12% Not sure

14* Do government and big business often work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors?

68% Yes

13% No

19% Not sure

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