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Toplines - Alabama Senate - May 25, 2010

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Alabama Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted May 25, 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
       12% Somewhat approve
       10% Somewhat disapprove
       49% 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?

22% Strongly approve
35% Somewhat approve

22% Somewhat disapprove
20% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Alabama Senate Race

 

May 25, 2010

March 29, 2010

Richard Shelby (R)

58%

59%

William Barnes (D)

31%

32%

Some other candidate

3%

3%

Not sure

8%

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

30%

37%

13%

9%

11%

Barnes

6%

23%

20%

7%

44%

 

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?

 

55% Strongly favor

12% Somewhat favor

  5% Somewhat oppose

23% Strongly oppose

         4% Not sure

 

6* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Elena Kagan?

  8%Very favorable

19% Somewhat favorable

20% Somewhat unfavorable

15% Very unfavorable

38% Not sure

 

7* The U.S. Senate has the constitutional authority to confirm all Supreme Court nominees. Based upon what you know at this time, should the U.S. Senate confirm Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court Justice?

 

26% Yes

44% No

30% Not sure

 

8* How confident are you that Congress knows what it's doing when it comes to addressing the country’s current economic problems?

  5% Very confident
15% Somewhat confident
36% Not very confident
42% Not at all confident
 2% Not sure

9* How confident are you that your representatives in Congress are actually representing your best interests?

 9% Very confident
31% Somewhat confident
35% Not very confident
24% Not at all confident
  2% Not sure

10* Would a group of people selected at random from the phone book do a better job addressing the nation’s problems than the current Congress?

41% Yes
40% No
19% Not sure

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