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Toplines - 2010 Alabama Senate Race - March 29, 2010

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Alabama Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 29, 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?

34% Strongly approve
8% Somewhat approve
6% Somewhat disapprove
52% Strongly disapprove
1% 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?

19% Strongly approve
32% Somewhat approve

22% Somewhat disapprove
25% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Alabama Senate Race

Richard Shelby (R)

59%

William Barnes (D)

32%

Some other candidate

3%

Not sure

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

33%

34%

13%

11%

9%

Barnes

11%

24%

17%

9%

39%

5* Will the health care plan passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama be good for the country or bad for the country?

31% Good

59% Bad

3% No impact

7% Not sure

4* 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?

58% Strongly favor

9% Somewhat favor

3% Somewhat oppose

27% Strongly oppose

3% Not sure

5*The health care plan before 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?

25% Strongly favor
14% Somewhat favor
11% Somewhat oppose
47% Strongly oppose
4% Not sure

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

56% Favor
33% Oppose
12% Not sure

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

45% Yes
36% No
20% Not sure

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

16% Better if most incumbents were reelected
69% Better if most incumbents were defeated
15% Not sure

9* When you think about the major issues facing the country, whose views are closest to your own – those of the average Tea Party member or those of the average member of Congress?

58% Average Tea Party member
22% Average member of Congress
20% Not sure

10*Who has a better understanding of the problems America faces today – the average Tea Party member or the average member of Congress?

60% Average Tea Party member

25% Average member of Congress
15% Not sue

11* How concerned are you that those opposed to President Obama’s policies will resort to violence?

25% Very concerned

26% Somewhat concerned
22% Not very concerned
23% Not at all concerned

3% Not sure

12* A year from today, will the U.S. economy be stronger than it is now, or weaker?

35% Stronger

46% Weaker

12% About the same

7% Not sure

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