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Toplines - North Carolina Senate - May 5, 2010

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North Carolina Survey of 1,200 Likely Voters
Conducted May 5, 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?

33% Strongly approve
11% Somewhat approve
13% Somewhat disapprove
43% 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?

13% Strongly approve
31% Somewhat approve
25% Somewhat disapprove
30% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 North Carolina Senate Race

May 5, 2010

April 19, 2010

March 22, 2010

February 23, 2010

Richard Burr (R)

48%

50%

51%

50%

Elaine Marshall (D)

40%

32%

35%

34%

Some other candidate

3%

6%

6%

4%

Not sure

9%

12%

8%

12%

May 5, 2010

April 19, 2010

March 22, 2010

February 23, 2010

Richard Burr (R)

50%

53%

51%

51%

Cal Cunningham (D)

37%

31%

32%

29%

Some other candidate

3%

4%

7%

6%

Not sure

10%

13%

11%

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

21%

36%

20%

13%

11%

Marshall

15%

30%

24%

13%

18%

Cunningham

13%

30%

22%

13%

23%

5* A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into affect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?

51% Strongly favor
8% Somewhat favor
6% Somewhat oppose
31% Strongly oppose

4% Not sure


6* Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals, and those who would come here to live off our welfare system. Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome. Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?

61% Agree
26% Disagree
13% Not sure

7* Do you favor or oppose legislation that authorizes local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant?

63% Favor
27% Oppose
10% Not sure

8* How concerned are you that efforts to identify and deport illegal immigrants will also end up violating the civil rights of some U.S. citizens?

27% Very concerned
24% Somewhat concerned
28% Not very concerned

16% Not at all concerned
5% Not sure

9* How important is it for Congress to pass major energy legislation aimed at reducing global warming this year?

36% Very important

19% Somewhat important

16% Not very important

26% Not at all important

4% Not sure

10* Do you favor or oppose a major energy bill aimed at reducing global warming?

43% Favor
37% Oppose
20% Not sure

11* Some commentators have labeled one of the major political parties as the “Party of No”. Which party is sometimes called the Party of No? Is it the Republicans or the Democrats?

69% Republicans
10% Democrats

22% Not sure

12* In today’s political climate, is it a good thing or a bad thing to be the Party of No?

37% Good
35% Bad
28% Not sure

13* As a nation, is America overtaxed?

71% Yes
20% No
9% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence