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Toplines - Alabama Senate - September 21, 2010

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Alabama Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 21, 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
  7% 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?

22% Strongly approve
36% Somewhat approve
17% Somewhat disapprove
24% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

3* 2010 Alabama Senate Race

 

Richard Shelby (R)

William Barnes (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

September 21, 2010

58%

30%

4%

8%

August 19, 2010

60%

28%

2%

10%

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

31%

32%

15%

11%

11%

Barnes

8%

28%

19%

12%

33%

 

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?

59% Strongly favor
10% Somewhat favor
  5% Somewhat oppose
21% Strongly oppose
  5% Not sure

 

6* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

56% Good
21% Bad
10% No impact

13% Not sure

 

7* Suppose the new Arizona immigration law was being considered for your state. Would you favor or oppose passage of that law in your state?

 

63% Favor

20% Oppose
16% Not sure

 

8* Okay, would you favor or oppose strict government sanctions on employers who hire illegal immigrants?

 

68% Favor
17% Oppose
14% Not sure

9* A proposal has been made for a long-term federal jobs program focused on roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure. The program is expected to cost at least $50 billion. Do you favor or oppose a $50 billion federal jobs and infrastructure program?

42% Favor
35% Oppose
24% Not sure

10* Is the proposed infrastructure program likely to help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

41% Help

24% Hurt

17% No impact

18% Not sure

 

11* Which is a better way to create new jobs - cutting taxes or increasing government spending?

 

73% Cutting taxes
12% Increasing government spending
15% Not sure

 

12*I’m going to read you a short list of issues in the news. For each, please let me know which political party you trust more to handle that issue.

 

Issue

Republicans

Democrats

Not sure

Economy

54%

33%

13%

Government Ethics & Corruption

46%

33%

20%

Health Care

53%

31%

16%

 

 

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