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Toplines - North Dakota Senate - April 20, 2010

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North Dakota State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted April 20, 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?

27% Strongly approve
17% Somewhat approve
8% Somewhat disapprove
46% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job John Hoeven has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

51% Strongly approve
32% Somewhat approve
9% Somewhat disapprove
6% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 Election for United States Senate

April 20, 2010

March 23, 2010

February 9-10, 2010

John Hoeven (R)

69%

68%

71%

Tracy Potter (D)

24%

25%

17%

Some other candidate

2%

2%

4%

Not sure

5%

5%

8%

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 ND Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Potter

11%

32%

20%

11%

26%

Hoeven

51%

31%

11%

5%

2%

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

1% Excellent

13% Good

50% Fair

32% Poor
3% Not sure

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

45% Better

32% Worse

18% About the same
4% Not sure

7* Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

71% Yes
10% No
19% Not sure

8* President Obama has proposed allowing more offshore drilling in some areas. However, drilling will not be permitted off the coasts of California and the New England states. Should offshore oil drilling be permitted off the coasts of California and the New England states?

53% Yes
21% No
26% Not sure

9* Should individual states have the right to ban drilling off their own coastlines?

31% Yes
39% No
29% Not sure

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