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Toplines - Idaho Senate - March 23, 2010

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Idaho Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 23, 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?

22% Strongly approve
8% Somewhat approve
9% Somewhat disapprove
61% Strongly disapprove
0% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job C.L. "Butch" Otter has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

23% Strongly approve
37% Somewhat approve

20% Somewhat disapprove
17% Strongly disapprove
3% Not sure

3* 2010 Idaho Senate Race

Mike Crapo (R)

60%

Democratic Candidate

28%

Some other candidate

3%

Not sure

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 ID Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Crapo

29%

34%

21%

7%

9%

5* Generally speaking, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the health care reform plan passed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats?

18% Strongly favor
10% Somewhat favor
5% Somewhat oppose
65% Strongly oppose
2% Not sure

6* How would you rate the way that Barack Obama has handled the issue of healthcare reform…excellent, good, fair or poor?

14% Excellent
12% Good
6% Fair
67% Poor
1% Not sure

7*The health care plan before 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?

18% Strongly favor
9% Somewhat favor
7% Somewhat oppose
64% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

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

63% Favor
30% Oppose
7% Not sure

9* When it comes to health care decisions, who do you fear the most: the federal government or private insurance companies?

61% Federal government
32% Private insurance companies
7% Not sure

10* Regardless of how Congress is doing overall, does your local representative in Congress deserve to be reelected?

51% Yes
26% No
23% Not sure

11* Generally speaking, would it better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were reelected this November or if most of them were defeated?

16% Better if most incumbents were reelected
68% Better if most incumbents were defeated
17% Not sure

12* Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party movement?

58% Favorable
26% Unfavorable
16% Not sure

13* Do you consider yourself a part of the Tea Party Movement?

26% Yes
54% No
21% Not sure

14* A year from today, will the U.S. economy be stronger than it is now, or weaker?

24% Stronger

54% Weaker

14% About the same

8% Not sure

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