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Toplines - 2010 Alabama Senate - July 22, 2010

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Alabama Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted July 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?

   28% Strongly approve
   11% Somewhat approve
     6% Somewhat disapprove
   54% Strongly disapprove
     2% Not sure

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

21% Strongly approve
36% Somewhat approve

18% Somewhat disapprove
24% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Alabama Senate Race

 

Richard Shelby (R)

William Barnes (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

July 22, 2010

59%

29%

6%

6%

June 3, 2010

58%

31%

3%

7%

May 25, 2010

58%

31%

3%

8%

March 29, 2010

59%

32%

3%

6%

 

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 AL Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Shelby

32%

35%

14%

14%

6%

Barnes

11%

21%

23%

8%

37%

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?

61% Strongly favor
  8% Somewhat favor
  6% Somewhat oppose
20% Strongly oppose
  5% Not sure


6*Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

 

65% Yes

14% No

21% Not sure

 

7* Should deepwater oil drilling be allowed?

 

59% Yes
21% No
20% Not Sure


8* 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?

26% Helped
41% Hurt
23% No impact
10% Not sure

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

  2% Excellent

  7% Good
39% Fair
51% Poor

  2% Not sure

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

27% Better

51% Worse
19% Staying the same
  3% Not sure

11* Is the United States currently in a recession?

64% Yes
15% No
20% Not sure

 

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