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Toplines - 2010 North Carolina Senate - January 27, 2010

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North Carolina State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted January 27, 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?

31% Strongly approve
17% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
42% Strongly disapprove
0% 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?

11% Strongly approve
28% Somewhat approve
31% Somewhat disapprove
29% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 North Carolina Senate Race

Richard Burr (R)

47%

Elaine Marshall (D)

37%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

10%

Richard Burr (R)

50%

Cal Cunningham (D)

34%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

11%

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%

38%

20%

12%

12%

Marshall

13%

28%

24%

12%

24%

Cunningham

8%

26%

18%

11%

37%

5* How likely is it that Congress will be able to agree this year on a smaller and bipartisan health care plan?

8% Very likely
27% Somewhat likely
36% Not very likely
20% Not at all likely
9% Not sure

6* How likely is it that there will be another terrorist attack in the United States in the next year?


32% Very likely
40% Somewhat likely
15% Not very likely
5% Not at all likely
8% Not sure

7* How do you rate the way that the government responded to the attempted bombing of a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

10% Excellent
21% Good
24% Fair
41% Poor
4% Not sure

8* Do you favor or oppose the use of full-body scanners at airports in the United States?

78% Favor
10% Oppose
12% Not sure

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

34% Yes
47% No
19% Not sure

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

61% Cutting taxes

16% Increasing government spending

16% Neither

7% Not sure

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

1% Excellent
5% Good
38% Fair
54% Poor
2% Not sure

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

26% Better
46% Worse
19% Staying the same
9% Not sure

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