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Toplines - Texas Governor's Race - February 1, 2010

Texas Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted February 1, 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

14% Somewhat approve

10% Somewhat disapprove

48% Strongly disapprove

2% 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?

11% Strongly approve

39% Somewhat approve

24% Somewhat disapprove

24% Strongly disapprove

2% Not sure

3* Election 2010: Texas Governor’s Race

Rick Perry (R)

48%

Bill White (D)

39%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

8%

Kay Bailey Hutchison (R)

49%

Bill White (D)

36%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

7%

Debra Medina (R)

41%

Bill White (D)

38%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

16%

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

14%

40%

23%

21%

2%

Kay Bailey Hutchison

17%

40%

26%

13%

3%

Bill White

20%

26%

23%

15%

16%

Debra Medina

14%

30%

22%

12%

22%

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

46% United States and its allies

22% Terrorists

23% Neither

8% Not sure

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


41% Yes
42% No
18% Not sure

7* How likely is it that Congress will be able to agree this year on a smaller and bipartisan health care plan?

8% Very likely
25% Somewhat likely
41% Not very likely
21% Not at all likely
5% Not sure

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

66% Cutting taxes

12% Increasing government spending

14% Neither

8% Not sure

9* President Obama is proposing a three-year freeze in discretionary government spending in nearly all areas except defense, national security, veterans affairs and entitlement programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Do you favor or oppose the President’s proposal for a spending freeze on discretionary spending?

62% Favor
21% Oppose
17% Not sure

10* If it is implemented, will the President’s proposal reduce the deficit a lot, a little, or will it have no impact?

12% A lot
35% A little
45% It will have no impact
9% Not sure

11* Should the federal government increase spending, freeze spending or cut spending?

6% Increase spending
21% Freeze spending
63% Cut spending
10% Not sure

12* What is more important—reducing the federal deficit or reducing federal spending?

37% Reducing the federal deficit
48% Reducing federal spending
15% Not sure

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