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Toplines - Arkansas Senate - July 20, 2010

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Arkansas Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted July 20, 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?

17% Strongly approve
17% Somewhat approve
  9% Somewhat disapprove
56% Strongly disapprove
  1% 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?

32% Strongly approve
42% Somewhat approve
15% Somewhat disapprove
  8% Strongly disapprove
  4% Not sure

3* 2010 Arkansas Senate Race

                                                                                                               
 

 

 
 

John   Boozman (R)

 
 

Blanche   Lincoln (D)

 
 

Some   Other Candidate

 
 

Not   Sure

 
 

July 20, 2010

 
 

60%

 
 

35%

 
 

2%

 
 

3%

 
 

June 15, 2010

 
 

61%

 
 

32%

 
 

4%

 
 

3%

 
 

May 19, 2010

 
 

66%

 
 

28%

 
 

2%

 
 

4%

 
 

April 26, 2010

 
 

57%

 
 

29%

 
 

9%

 
 

5%

 
 

March 30, 2010

 
 

51%

 
 

36%

 
 

6%

 
 

7%

 
 

March 1, 2010

 
 

48%

 
 

39%

 
 

6%

 
 

7%

 
 

February 1, 2010

 
 

54%

 
 

35%

 
 

4%

 
 

7%

 

 

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

 
 

Lincoln

 
 

14%

 
 

23%

 
 

25%

 
 

37%

 
 

1%

 
 

Boozman

 
 

28%

 
 

37%

 
 

14%

 
 

12%

 
 

8%

 

 

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
  9% Somewhat favor
10% Somewhat oppose
19% Strongly oppose
  2% Not sure

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

 

69% Favor
21% Oppose
11% Not sure

 

7* The U.S. Justice Department has decided to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law in federal court. Do you agree or disagree with the decision to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law?

 

26% Agree
64% Disagree
10% 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?

 

63% Agree
26% Disagree
11% Not sure


9* 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?

24% Helped
41% Hurt
25% No impact
10% Not sure

10* Did the new government spending in the stimulus package create new jobs?

23% Yes
59% No
18% Not sure

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

 

75% Cutting taxes
14% Increasing government spending
12% Not sure

 

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

  2% Excellent

  5% Good
37% Fair
54% Poor

  2% Not sure

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

24% Better

51% Worse
20% Staying the same
  5% Not sure

14* Is the United States currently in a recession?

71% Yes
13% No
16% Not sure

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