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Toplines - 2010 North Carolina Senate - March 22, 2010

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North Carolina State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 22, 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?

34% Strongly approve
8% Somewhat approve
6% Somewhat disapprove
51% 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
26% Somewhat disapprove
30% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 North Carolina Senate Race

February 23, 2010

March 22, 2010

Richard Burr (R)

50%

51%

Elaine Marshall (D)

34%

35%

Some other candidate

4%

6%

Not sure

12%

8%

February 23, 2010

March 22, 2010

Richard Burr (R)

51%

51%

Cal Cunningham (D)

29%

32%

Some other candidate

6%

7%

Not sure

14%

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

24%

36%

15%

11%

13%

Marshall

14%

24%

23%

16%

24%

Cunningham

8%

21%

17%

15%

39%

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?

32% Strongly favor
10% Somewhat favor
4% Somewhat oppose
52% 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?

26% Excellent
13% Good
6% Fair
52% Poor

3% 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
15% Somewhat favor
8% Somewhat oppose
48% Strongly oppose
4% 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?

51% Favor
31% Oppose
18% Not sure

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

53% The federal government
32% Private insurance companies
16% Not sure

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

35% Yes
36% No
29% 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
62% Better if most incumbents were defeated
21% Not sure

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

50% Favorable
25% Unfavorable
25% Not sure

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

25% Yes
49% No
26% Not sure

14* A year from today, will the U.S. economy be stronger than it is now, or weaker? 1971-28

31% Stronger

50% Weaker

13% About the same

6% Not sure

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