Conducted on October 18-19, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports
1* If the 2010 election for United States Senate were held today would you vote for Republican John Hoeven or Democrat Tracy Potter? (Please note that we split the survey to rotate the order of the candidate names, so while half will hear the Republican candidate first, the other half hears the Democrat mentioned first.)
52% Rick Berg (R)
42% Earl Pomeroy (D)
1% Some other candidate
5% Not Sure
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.
3* Would it be more accurate to describe Rick Berg’s views as mainstream or extreme?
4* Would it be more accurate to describe Earl Pomeroy’s views as mainstream or extreme?
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?
6* The health care plan passed by Congress requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Do you Strongly Favor, Somewhat Favor, Somewhat Oppose, or Strongly Oppose a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance?
7* Should individual states have the right to opt out of the entire national health care plan?
8* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?
9* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?
10* Last year, Congress and the president enacted a $787 billion economic stimulus plan. So far, has the economic stimulus plan helped the economy, hurt the economy or had no impact on the economy?
11* In reacting to the nation’s current economic problems, what worries you more….that the federal government will do too much or that the federal government will not do enough?
12* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?
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?
14* How would you rate the job John Hoeven has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.