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Toplines - 2010 North Carolina Senate - April 19, 2010

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North Carolina Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted April 19, 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?

29% Strongly approve
12% Somewhat approve
14% Somewhat disapprove
43% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

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

13% Strongly approve
32% Somewhat approve
24% Somewhat disapprove
30% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 North Carolina Senate Race

April 19, 2010

March 22, 2010

February 23, 2010

Richard Burr (R)

50%

51%

50%

Elaine Marshall (D)

32%

35%

34%

Some other candidate

6%

6%

4%

Not sure

12%

8%

12%

April 19, 2010

March 22, 2010

February 23, 2010

Richard Burr (R)

53%

51%

51%

Cal Cunningham (D)

31%

32%

29%

Some other candidate

4%

7%

6%

Not sure

13%

11%

14%

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 NC Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Burr

19%

36%

20%

11%

14%

Marshall

11%

25%

29%

11%

25%

Cunningham

8%

26%

26%

11%

30%

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
59% Bad
2% No impact
6% 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?

48% Strongly favor
13% Somewhat favor
5% Somewhat oppose
27% 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?

25% Strongly favor
13% Somewhat favor
10% Somewhat oppose
47% 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?

52% Favor
35% Oppose

13% 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?

35% President Barack Obama
52% The average Tea Party member
13% Not sure

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

28% Very concerned
20% Somewhat concerned
24% Not very concerned
22% Not at all concerned
6% Not sure

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

0% Excellent

9% Good

37% Fair

53% Poor
1% Not sure

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

28% Better

39% Worse

25% About the same
8% Not sure

13* Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

66% Yes
13% No
21% 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?

53% Yes
19% No
27% Not sure

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

43% Yes
31% No
26% Not sure

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