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Toplines - North Carolina Senate - September 8, 2010

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North Carolina Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 8, 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?

29% Strongly approve
15% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
45% 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
26% Somewhat disapprove
28% Strongly disapprove
  2% Not sure

3* 2010 North Carolina Senate Race

 

Richard Burr (R)

Elaine Marshall (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

September 8, 2010

54%

38%

1%

7%

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%

 

*Note:  All surveys conducted prior to September 8 do not include leaners.

 

 

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

22%

34%

20%

13%

11%

Marshall

19%

27%

22%

14%

18%

 

5* In terms of how you will vote in the next national election, are you primarily interested in National Security issues such as the War with Iraq and the War on Terror, Economic issues such as jobs and economic growth, Domestic Issues like Social Security and Health Care, Cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, or Fiscal issues such as taxes and government spending?

 

    14% National Security Issues

    49% Economic Issues

     7% Domestic Issues

     5% Cultural Issues

    13% Fiscal Issues

    11% Not sure

6* Do most members of Congress care what their constituents think?

   15% Yes
68% No
16% Not sure

7* How angry are you at the current policies of the federal government?

     41% Very angry
     22% Somewhat angry
     23% Not very angry
     12% Not at all angry
       2% Not sure

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

     43% Strongly favor
     14% Somewhat favor
     11% Somewhat oppose
     24% Strongly oppose
       8% Not sure

 

9* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

     52% Good
     21% Bad
     17% No impact

     10% Not sure

 

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

 

    2% Excellent
     5% Good
    33% Fair
    59% Poor
      1% Not sure

 

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

 

    22% Better
     51% Worse
     22% Staying the same
       6% Not sure

12* Is the U.S. currently in a recession?

   71% Yes
15% No
14% Not sure

13* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?

 

     85% Yes
     13% No
       2% Not sure


14* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?

 

     13% Better
     44% Worse
     43% Staying the same
       1% Not sure

 

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