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Toplines - North Dakota House Election - March 23-24, 2010

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North Dakota State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 23-24, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* 2010 Election for United States House of Representatives

February 9-10, 2010

March 23, 2010

Rick Berg (R)

46%

51%

Earl Pomeroy (D)

40%

44%

Some other candidate

3%

1%

Not sure

11%

4%

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 for the ND House of Reps. Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Pomeroy

29%

19%

14%

35%

3%

Berg

22%

34%

13%

9%

21%

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

20% Strongly favor
16% Somewhat favor
10% Somewhat oppose
48% Strongly oppose
6% Not sure

4* How would you rate the way that Barack Obama has handled the issue of healthcare reform…excellent, good, fair or poor?

17% Excellent
15% Good
14% Fair
53% Poor

2% Not sure

5* The health care plan passed by Congress would require 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?

21% Strongly favor
15% Somewhat favor
16% Somewhat oppose
44% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

6*Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. Some states have announced that they will sue the federal government to fight that requirement. Would you favor or oppose having your state sue the federal government to prevent it from becoming law?

48% Favor
38% Oppose
14% Not sure

7* When it comes to health care decisions, who do you fear the most: the federal government or private insurance companies?

53% The federal government
32% Private insurance companies
15% Not sure

8* Regardless of how Congress is doing overall, does your local representative in Congress deserve to be reelected?

40% Yes
47% No
13% Not sure

9* Generally speaking, would it better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were reelected this November or if most of them were defeated?

26% Better if most incumbents were reelected
55% Better if most incumbents were defeated
19% Not sure

10* Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party movement?

37% Favorable
32% Unfavorable
31% Not sure

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

12% Yes
67% No
21% Not sure

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