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Toplines - Texas Governor - September 22, 2010

Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard

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Texas Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted on September 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?

      

26% Strongly approve

13% Somewhat approve
  6% Somewhat disapprove

55% 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

17% Somewhat disapprove

31% Strongly disapprove

  1% Not sure

 

3* Election 2010: Texas Governor’s Race

 

 

Rick Perry (R)

Bill White (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

September 22, 2010

48%

42%

3%

6%

August 22, 2010

     49%

41%

3%

7%

July 13, 2010

50%

41%

2%

7%

June 16, 2010

48%

40%

5%

8%

May 13, 2010

51%

38%

4%

6%

April 15, 2010

48%

44%

2%

6%

March 3, 2010

49%

43%

3%

6%

Feb 22, 2010

47%

41%

5%

7%

Feb 1, 2010

48%

39%

5%

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

18%

34%

22%

22%

3%

Bill White

21%

21%

28%

19%

11%

 

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?

55% Strongly favor
11% Somewhat favor
  6% Somewhat oppose
25% Strongly oppose
  3% Not sure

 

6* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?

 

28% Yes
57% No
16% Not sure

 

7* When the federal government gives money to a state, who should have the final say on how that money is spent - the federal government or the state government?

 

15% The federal government
74% The state government
11% Not sure

 

8* How important are debates in determining how you will vote in November?

 

47% Very important

25% Somewhat important

23% Not very important

  3% Not at all important

  2% Not sure

 

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