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Toplines - 2010 North Carolina Senate - September 15, 2009

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North Carolina State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 15, 2009
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?

36% Strongly approve
11% Somewhat approve
9% 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?

16% Strongly approve
24% Somewhat approve
29% Somewhat disapprove
29% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 North Carolina Senate Race

Richard Burr (R)

48%

Elaine Marshall (D)

38%

Some other candidate

3%

Not sure

11%

Richard Burr (R)

48%

Kenneth Lewis (D)

32%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

14%

Richard Burr (R)

48%

Bob Etheridge (D)

34%

Some other candidate

3%

Not sure

15%

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 CO Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Burr

28%

30%

15%

11%

15%

Marshall

14%

23%

22%

12%

28%

Lewis

12%

21%

21%

12%

34%

Etheridge

16%

21%

19%

16%

28%

5* Generally speaking, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats?

30% Strongly favor
14% Somewhat favor

7% Somewhat oppose

46% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

6* If the health care reform plan passes, will the quality of health care get better, worse, or stay about the same?

27% Better
51% Worse
14% Staying the same
8% Not sure

7* If the health care reform plan passes, will the cost of health care go up, go down, or stay about the same?

47% Cost of health care will go up

19% Cost will go down

25% Stay the same

8% Not sure

8* Is the health care reform legislation being considered by Congress likely to increase the deficit, reduce the deficit, or have no impact on the deficit?

64% Increase the deficit

11% Reduce the deficit
17% No impact on the deficit

8% Not sure

9*To cover the cost of health care reform, how likely is it that taxes will have to be raised on the middle class?

63% Very likely
12% Somewhat likely
17% Not very likely
2% Not at all likely
6% Not sure

10* In reacting to the nation’s current economic problems, what worries you more….that the federal government will do too much or that the federal government will not do enough?

54% Federal government will do too much

34% Federal government will not do enough

12% Not sure

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

2% Excellent
5% Good
41% Fair
50% Poor

1% Not sure

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

28% Better
43% Worse
23% Staying the same

6% Not sure

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