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Toplines - Georgia Senate - April 22, 2010

Georgia Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted April 22, 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
51% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

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

14% Strongly approve
41% Somewhat approve
21% Somewhat disapprove
21% Strongly disapprove
3% Not sure

3* 2010 Georgia Senate Race

Johnny Isakson (R)

51%

Michael Thurmond (D)

35%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

8%

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

Very favorable

Somewhat favorable

Somewhat unfavorable

Very unfavorable

Not sure

Isakson

19%

41%

17%

10%

13%

Thurmond

14%

31%

18%

14%

23%

5* Will the health care plan passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama be good for the country or bad for the country?

33% Good
56% Bad
4% No impact
7% Not sure

6* 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
5% Somewhat favor
7% Somewhat oppose
28% Strongly oppose
6% Not sure

7* The health care plan passed by Congress would require every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Do you Strongly Favor, Somewhat Favor, Somewhat Oppose, or Strongly Oppose a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance?

28% Strongly favor
13% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
45% Strongly oppose
5% Not sure

8*Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. Some states have announced that they will sue the federal government to fight that requirement. Would you favor or oppose having your state sue the federal government to prevent it from becoming law?

54% Favor
37% Oppose

9% Not sure

9* 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?

37% President Barack Obama
56% The average Tea Party member
8% Not sure

10* How concerned are you that those opposed to President Obama’s policies will resort to violence?

25% Very concerned
16% Somewhat concerned
22% Not very concerned
33% Not at all concerned
4% Not sure

13* Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?


78% Yes
6% No
16% Not sure

14* President Obama has proposed allowing more offshore drilling in some areas. However, drilling will not be permitted off the coasts of California and the New England states. Should offshore oil drilling be permitted off the coasts of California and the New England states?


57% Yes

15% No
28% Not sure

15* Should individual states have the right to ban drilling off their own coastlines?

45% Yes
32% No
22% Not sure

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