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Toplines - Wisconsin Governor - September 15, 2010

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Wisconsin State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted September 15, 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?

29% Strongly approve
20% Somewhat approve
  9% Somewhat disapprove
40% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Jim Doyle has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

17% Strongly approve
22% Somewhat approve
16% Somewhat disapprove
41% Strongly disapprove
  3% Not sure

3* 2010 Wisconsin Governor’s Race

 

 

Scott Walker (R)

Tom Barrett (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

September 15, 2010

51%

43%

2%

4%

August 24, 2010

47%

44%

4%

4%

August 10, 2010

49%

41%

3%

6%

July 27, 2010

50%

43%

2%

5%

July 13, 2010

48%

44%

4%

4%

June 21, 2010

49%

41%

3%

7%

May 25, 2010

48%

41%

3%

8%

April 20, 2010

46%

44%

3%

7%

March 16, 2010

48%

42%

2%

8%

Feb. 17, 2010

49%

40%

1%

10%

 

*NOTE: Results from surveys conducted prior to September 15 do not include leaners.

 

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 the WI Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Walker

35%

23%

13%

23%

7%

Barrett

27%

25%

18%

25%

4%

 

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?

45% Strongly favor
10% Somewhat favor
  9% Somewhat oppose
31% Strongly oppose
  5% Not sure

 

6* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

45% Good
27% Bad
16% No impact

12% Not sure

 

7* Suppose the new Arizona immigration law was being considered for your state. Would you favor or oppose passage of that law in your state?

 

55% Favor

29% Oppose
17% Not sure

 

8* Okay, would you favor or oppose strict government sanctions on employers who hire illegal immigrants?

 

67% Favor
14% Oppose
19% Not sure

9* A proposal has been made for a long-term federal jobs program focused on roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure. The program is expected to cost at least $50 billion. Do you favor or oppose a $50 billion federal jobs and infrastructure program?

42% Favor
38% Oppose
20% Not sure

10* Is the proposed infrastructure program likely to help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

45% Help

26% Hurt

20% No impact

  9% Not sure

 

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

 

59% Cutting taxes
20% Increasing government spending
21% Not sure

 

12*I’m going to read you a short list of issues in the news. For each, please let me know which political party you trust more to handle that issue.

 

Issue

Republicans

Democrats

Not sure

Economy

48%

43%

9%

Government Ethics & Corruption

36%

34%

30%

Health Care

42%

41%

17%

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence