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Toplines - 2010 Texas Governor - June 16, 2010

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Texas Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted June 16, 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

  9% Somewhat disapprove

51% Strongly disapprove

  0% 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?

      

16% Strongly approve

37% Somewhat approve

23% Somewhat disapprove

22% Strongly disapprove

  2% Not sure

 

3* Election 2010: Texas Governor’s Race

 

 

June 16, 2010

May 13, 2010

April 15, 2010

March 3, 2010

Feb 22, 2010

Feb 1, 2010

Rick Perry (R)

48%

51%

48%

49%

47%

48%

Bill White (D)

40%

38%

44%

43%

41%

39%

Some other candidate

5%

4%

2%

3%

5%

5%

Not sure

8%

6%

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 for TX Governor’s Race

Very favorable

Somewhat favorable

Somewhat unfavorable

Very unfavorable

Not sure

Rick Perry

15%

38%

24%

21%

2%

Bill White

18%

37%

20%

16%

9%

 

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
  7% Somewhat favor
 11% Somewhat oppose
 21% Strongly oppose
  3% Not sure

6* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Elena Kagan?

 

  8% Very favorable
18% Somewhat favorable
19% Somewhat unfavorable
16% Very unfavorable

38% Not sure

 

7* The U.S. Senate has the constitutional authority to confirm all Supreme Court nominees. Based upon what you know at this time, should the U.S. Senate confirm Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court Justice?

 

31% Yes
40% No
29% Not sure

 

8*Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

 

70% Yes

21% No

  9% Not sure

 

9* In the long-term, will the recent Gulf Oil Spill have a devastating impact on the environment, a major impact, a modest impact, a minor impact, or will it have little lasting impact on the environment?  

 

31% Devastating impact on the environment
39% Major impact

20% Modest impact
  8% Minor impact
  1% It will have little lasting impact on the environment
  2% Not sure

 

10* Who should pay for the clean-up from the oil leak – the companies who were drilling for oil, the government or both?

 

74% Companies who were drilling for oil
  0% Government

24% Both

  1% Not sure

 

11* Should the U.S. military be used along the border with Mexico to prevent illegal immigration?

 

69% Yes
22% No
  9% Not sure

 

12* Should the U.S. Justice Department challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law in federal court?

 

27% Yes
65% No
  8% Not sure

 

13* [Asked only to those who own a home] Is the value of your home worth more than the amount you owe on your mortgage?

 

50% Yes

42% No

  8% Not sure

 

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