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Toplines - 2010 North Carolina Senate - February 23, 2010

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North Carolina State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted February 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?

29% Strongly approve
14% Somewhat approve
12% Somewhat disapprove
44% Strongly disapprove
1% 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?

15% Strongly approve
28% Somewhat approve
24% Somewhat disapprove
31% Strongly disapprove
3% Not sure

3* 2010 North Carolina Senate Race

Richard Burr (R)

50%

Elaine Marshall (D)

34%

Some other candidate

4%

Not sure

12%

Richard Burr (R)

51%

Cal Cunningham (D)

29%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

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

18%

42%

17%

11%

12%

Marshall

16%

28%

21%

11%

24%

Cunningham

9%

25%

21%

13%

32%

5* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?

9% Excellent

34% Good

36% Fair

18% Poor

3% Not sure

6* Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?

18% Better

44% Worse

36% About the same

1% Not sure

7* Is it possible to balance the federal budget without raising taxes?

52% Yes
29% No
19% Not sure

8* Do you favor or oppose an income tax cut for all Americans?

54% Favor
30% Oppose
16% Not sure

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

60% Cutting taxes

10% Increasing government spending

20% Neither

9% Not sure

10* Who is winning the War on Terrorism…the United States and its allies or the terrorists?

57% United States and its allies

11% Terrorists

21% Neither

10% Not Sure

11* Is the United States today safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

36% Yes
37% No
27% Not sure

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