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Toplines - Texas Governor's Race - January 17, 2010

Daily Snapshot

Texas Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted January 17, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports

1* Election 2010: Texas Governor’s Race

Rick Perry (R)

50%

Bill White (D)

40%

Some other candidate

4%

Not sure

6%

Kay Bailey Hutchison (R)

52%

Bill White (D)

37%

Some other candidate

4%

Not sure

8%

Debra Medina (R)

38%

Bill White (D)

44%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

13%

2* 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

19%

36%

21%

21%

3%

Kay Bailey Hutchison

18%

43%

27%

8%

4%

Bill White

23%

26%

18%

17%

16%

Debra Medina

10%

29%

20%

12%

29%

3* Should Kay Bailey Hutchison remain in her position as senator while she is running for Governor?

52% Yes
27% No
21% Not sure

4* Governor Perry withdrew Texas from a federal program offering up to $700 million in education grants. He expressed concern about education guidelines from the federal government as a result of accepting the grant. Do you agree or disagree with Governor Perry’s decision to turn down $700 million in education grants.

45% Agree

45% Disagree
10% Not sure

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

20% Strongly favor
19% Somewhat favor

7% Somewhat oppose

50% Strongly oppose
4% Not sure

6* How likely is it that there will be another terrorist attack in the United States in the next year?


33% Very likely
34% Somewhat likely
19% Not very likely
3% Not at all likely
11% Not sure


7* Should the December attempt to blow up an airliner as it was landing in Detroit be investigated by military authorities as a terrorist act or by civilian authorities as a criminal act?

68% By the military as a terrorist act
20% By civilian authorities as a criminal act
12% Not sure

8* How do you rate the way that the government responded to the attempted bombing of a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

9% Excellent
25% Good
27% Fair
36% Poor
4% Not sure

9* Do you favor or oppose the use of full-body scanners at airports in the United States?

69% Favor
14% Oppose
16% Not sure

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

36% Yes
42% No
22% Not sure

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

2% Excellent
7% Good
48% Fair
42% Poor
1% Not sure

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

34% Better
35% Worse
24% Staying the same
6% Not sure

13* 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

15% Somewhat approve

8% Somewhat disapprove

46% Strongly disapprove

2% Not sure

14* 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

23% Strongly disapprove

2% Not sure

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