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Toplines - Delaware Senate - July 14, 2010

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Delaware State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted July 14, 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?

35% Strongly approve
14% Somewhat approve
  6% Somewhat disapprove
42% Strongly disapprove
  2% Not sure

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

18% Strongly approve
45% Somewhat approve
21% Somewhat disapprove
10% Strongly disapprove
  6% Not sure

3* 2010 Delaware Senate Race

 

 

Mike Castle (R)

Chris Coons (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

July 12, 2010

47%

36%

6%

11%

April 29, 2010

55%

32%

7%

7%

February 22, 2010

53%

32%

8%

8%

January 25, 2010

56%

27%

5%

13%

 

 

Christine O’Donnell (R)

Chris Coons (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

July 12, 2010

41%

39%

7%

12%

 

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 DE Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Coons

13%

36%

19%

9%

23%

Castle

20%

40%

21%

10%

9%

O’Donnell

12%

31%

19%

14%

25%

 

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?

 

41% Strongly favor
10% Somewhat favor
  6% Somewhat oppose
34% Strongly oppose

  9% 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?

 

58% Favor
30% Oppose
12% 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?

 

34% Agree
56% Disagree
  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?

 

58% Agree
26% Disagree
16% Not sure

 

9*Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

 

53% Yes

26% No

22% Not sure

 

10* Should deepwater oil drilling be allowed?

 

43% Yes
38% No
19% Not Sure

 

11* How do you rate President Obama’s response to the major oil leak off Louisiana’s coast – excellent, good, fair or poor?

 

19% Excellent

20% Good

15% Fair

45% Poor

  1% Not sure

 

 

12* How do you rate the response of the companies associated with the oil rig accident to the major oil leak off Louisiana’s coast – excellent, good, fair or poor?

 

  2% Excellent

16% Good

31% Fair

49% Poor

  3% Not sure

 

 

13* 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?

39% Helped
32% Hurt
24% No impact
  4% Not sure

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

 4% Excellent

 6% Good
46% Fair
43% Poor

  1% Not sure

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

31% Better

43% Worse
21% Staying the same
  4% Not sure

16* Is the United States currently in a recession?

66% Yes
20% No
15% Not sure

 

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