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Toplines - North Dakota Senate - December 17, 2009

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North Dakota State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted December 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?

18% Strongly approve
23% Somewhat approve
17% Somewhat disapprove
41% Strongly disapprove
1% 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?

55% Strongly approve
32% Somewhat approve
8% Somewhat disapprove
3% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 Election for United States Senate

Duane Sand (R)

37%

Byron Dorgan (D)

52%

Some other candidate

3%

Not sure

8%

John Hoeven (R)

58%

Byron Dorgan (D)

36%

Some other candidate

0%

Not sure

6%

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

Dorgan

31%

30%

23%

13%

3%

Sand

6%

48%

21%

11%

14%

Hoeven

53%

29%

10%

5%

3%

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?

14% Strongly favor
16% Somewhat favor

14% Somewhat oppose

50% Strongly oppose
6% Not sure

10* Overall, how would you rate President Obama’s handling of the situation in Afghanistan…Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

8% Excellent
25% Good
34% Fair
31% Poor
1% Not sure

11* Do you favor or oppose the President’s proposal to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan?

51% Favor
28% Oppose
20% Not sure

12* Do you favor or oppose the President’s commitment to a timetable that would begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in 18 months?

41% Favor
45% Oppose
14% Not sure

13* Overall, do you favor or oppose President Obama’s new plan for the war in Afghanistan?

32% Favor
34% Oppose
34% Not sure

What is better for North Dakota…if John Hoeven remains as Governor or if John Hoeven represents North Dakota in the Senate?

37% Hoeven remains as governor
42% Hoeven represents North Dakota in the Senate
21% Not sure

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