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Toplines - North Carolina Senate - August 3, 2010

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North Carolina Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted August 3, 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?

24% Strongly approve
17% Somewhat approve
  9% Somewhat disapprove
48% 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
31% Somewhat approve
22% Somewhat disapprove
31% Strongly disapprove
  3% Not sure

3* 2010 North Carolina Senate Race

 

Richard Burr (R)

Elaine Marshall (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

August 3, 2010

49%

40%

3%

8%

July 6, 2010

52%

37%

4%

7%

June 23, 2010

44%

43%

7%

6%

June 3, 2010

50%

36%

6%

8%

May 5, 2010

48%

40%

3%

9%

April 19, 2010

50%

32%

6%

12%

March 22, 2010

51%

35%

6%

8%

February 23, 2010

50%

34%

4%

12%

 

 

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

17%

38%

21%

16%

9%

Marshall

17%

27%

23%

18%

15%

 

5* Suppose a woman enters the United States as an illegal alien and gives birth to a child in the United States.  Should that child automatically become a citizen of the United States?

 

26% Yes
61% No

13% Not sure

 

6* Would you favor or oppose strict government sanctions on employers who hire illegal immigrants?

 

62% Favor

21% Oppose

16% Not sure

 

7* Okay now I’m going to read you a short list of names. In political terms, please tell me whether that person is very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal.

 

Candidate Ideology

Very Conservative

Somewhat Conservative

Moderate

Somewhat Liberal

Very Liberal

Not sure

Burr

30%

41%

12%

4%

1%

12%

Marshall

3%

11%

30%

24%

13%

19%

 

8* Would it be more accurate to describe [candidate’s] views as mainstream or extreme?

 

Candidate Views

Mainstream

Extreme

Not sure

Burr

45%

30%

25%

Marshall

39%

34%

27%

 

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


  7% Excellent
32% Good

38% Fair

16% Poor

  7% Not sure

 

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

 

15% Better

52% Worse

30% About the same

  3% Not sure

 

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