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Toplines - Arkansas Senate - April 26, 2010

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Arkansas State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted April 26, 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?

27% Strongly approve
8% Somewhat approve
12% Somewhat disapprove
51% Strongly disapprove
0% Not sure

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

28% Strongly approve
40% Somewhat approve
24% Somewhat disapprove
6% Strongly disapprove
3% Not sure

3* 2010 Arkansas Senate Race

Apr 26, 2010

Mar 30, 2010

Mar 1, 2010

Feb 1, 2010

Jan 5, 2010

Kim Hendren (R)

51%

51%

43%

51%

47%

Blanche Lincoln (D)

30%

35%

38%

35%

39%

Some other candidate

11%

5%

7%

7%

4%

Not sure

8%

8%

12%

7%

10%

Apr 26, 2010

Mar 30, 2010

Mar 1, 2010

Feb 1, 2010

Jan 5, 2010

Gilbert Baker (R)

53%

51%

45%

52%

51%

Blanche Lincoln (D)

31%

36%

40%

33%

39%

Some other candidate

12%

6%

6%

6%

3%

Not sure

4%

7%

8%

8%

7%

Apr 26, 2010

Mar 30, 2010

Mar 1, 2010

Feb 1, 2010

Jan 5, 2010

Curtis Coleman (R)

52%

48%

43%

50%

48%

Blanche Lincoln (D)

32%

36%

41%

34%

38%

Some other candidate

8%

7%

7%

7%

4%

Not sure

7%

8%

10%

9%

9%

Apr 26, 2010

Mar 30, 2010

Mar 1. 2010

Jim Holt (R)

54%

51%

45%

Blanche Lincoln (D)

31%

35%

38%

Some other candidate

6%

7%

6%

Not sure

9%

7%

10%

Apr 26, 2010

Mar 30, 2010

Mar 1, 2010

Feb 1, 2010

John Boozman (R)

57%

51%

48%

54%

Blanche Lincoln (D)

29%

36%

39%

35%

Some other candidate

9%

6%

6%

4%

Not sure

5%

7%

7%

7%

Apr 26, 2010

Mar 30, 2010

Mar 1, 2010

Kim Hendren (R)

45%

42%

42%

Bill Halter (D)

33%

34%

35%

Some other candidate

13%

10%

7%

Not sure

9%

13%

15%

Apr 26, 2010

Mar 30, 2010

Mar 1, 2010

Gilbert Baker (R)

48%

44%

44%

Bill Halter (D)

33%

36%

37%

Some other candidate

10%

7%

5%

Not sure

9%

12%

13%

Apr 26, 2010

Mar 30, 2010

Mar 1, 2010

Curtis Coleman (R)

43%

40%

38%

Bill Halter (D)

37%

37%

35%

Some other candidate

11%

10%

9%

Not sure

9%

13%

18%

Apr 26, 2010

Mar 30, 2010

Mar 1, 2010

Jim Holt (R)

49%

43%

42%

Bill Halter (D)

31%

34%

38%

Some other candidate

12%

9%

8%

Not sure

8%

14%

12%

Apr 26, 2010

Mar 30, 2010

Mar 1, 2010

John Boozman (R)

56%

48%

52%

Bill Halter (D)

31%

34%

33%

Some other candidate

7%

8%

6%

Not sure

7%

11%

9%



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 AR Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Hendren

3%

33%

20%

6%

38%

Lincoln

18%

13%

15%

48%

5%

Baker

11%

31%

19%

8%

30%

Coleman

7%

30%

22%

7%

33%

Holt

13%

34%

16%

11%

26%

Boozman

26%

32%

15%

9%

18%

Halter

13%

35%

19%

23%

10%

5* A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into affect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?

55% Strongly favor
10% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
21% Strongly oppose

5% Not sure

6* Suppose that money raised from a national sales tax was used to provide health care for all Americans. Would you favor or oppose a national sales tax to help pay for health care for all Americans?

26% Favor
55% Oppose
18% Not sure

7* When you think about the major issues facing the country, whose views are closest to your own President Barack Obama or the average tea party member?

31% President Barack Obama
61% Average Tea Party member
9% Not sure

8* Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals, and those who would come here to live off our welfare system. Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome. Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?

60% Agree
23% Disagree
17% Not sure

9* When it comes to immigration reform, which is more important… gaining control of the border or legalizing the status of undocumented workers already living in the United States?

73% Gaining control of the border
16% Legalizing the status of undocumented workers
11% Not sure

10* Do you favor or oppose legislation that authorizes local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant?

67% Favor
23% Oppose
10% Not sure

11* How concerned are you that efforts to identify and deport illegal immigrants will also end up violating the civil rights of some U.S. citizens?

25% Very concerned
29% Somewhat concerned
22% Not very concerned

20% Not at all concerned
3% Not sure

12* As a nation, is America overtaxed?

68% Yes
22% No
10% Not sure

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

1% Excellent
8% Good
39% Fair
51% Poor
1% Not sure

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


28% Better
45% Worse
21% About the same
6% Not sure

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