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Toplines - 2010 Maryland Senate - July 8, 2010

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Maryland State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted July 8, 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?

42% Strongly approve
15% Somewhat approve
  9% Somewhat disapprove
34% Strongly disapprove
  0% Not sure

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

21% Strongly approve
29% Somewhat approve
18% Somewhat disapprove
30% Strongly disapprove
  2% Not sure

3* 2010 Maryland Senate Race

 

Date

Eric Wargotz (R)

Barbara Mikulski (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

July 8, 2010

33%

58%

2%

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 MD Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Mikulski

38%

26%

14%

19%

7%

Wargotz

8%

24%

16%

9%

43%

 

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?

 

41% Strongly favor

10% Somewhat favor

12% Somewhat oppose

35% Strongly oppose

  3% 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?

 

49% Favor
35% Oppose
16% 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?

 

39% Agree
47% Disagree
14% 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?

 

57% Agree
22% Disagree
21% 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?

42% Helped
28% Hurt
24% No impact
  6% Not sure

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

32% Yes
48% No
20% Not sure

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

 

57% Cutting taxes
22% Increasing government spending
21% Not sure

 

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

    0% Excellent

   11% Good
   44% Fair
   44% Poor

    1%Not sure

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

35% Better

42% Worse
23% Staying the same
  0%Not sure

14* Is the United States currently in a recession?

   67% Yes
   18% No
   15% Not sure

 

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