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Toplines - North Dakota Senate - February 9-10, 2010

North Dakota State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted February 9-10, 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?

19% Strongly approve
20% Somewhat approve
13% Somewhat disapprove
45% Strongly disapprove
3% 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?

60% Strongly approve
25% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
2% Strongly disapprove
3% Not sure

3* 2010 Election for United States Senate

John Hoeven (R)

71%

Tracy Potter (D)

17%

Some other candidate

4%

Not sure

8%

John Hoeven (R)

65%

Heidi Heitkamp (D)

29%

Some other candidate

1%

Not sure

5%

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

6%

31%

19%

13%

31%

Hoeven

61%

22%

8%

4%

6%

Heitkamp

29%

25%

17%

19%

11%

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

10% Excellent

37% Good

34% Fair

11% Poor

7% Not sure

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

15% Better

38% Worse

44% About the same

3% Not sure

7* Is it possible to balance the federal budget without raising taxes?

39% Yes
32% No
30% Not sure

8* Do you favor or oppose an income tax cut for all Americans?

40% Favor
34% Oppose
26% Not sure

9* Which is a better way to create new jobs – cutting taxes or increasing government spending?

58% Cutting taxes

10% Increasing government spending

19% Neither

13% Not sure

10* Who is winning the War on Terrorism…the United States and its allies or the terrorists?

41% United States and its allies

17% Terrorists

27% Neither

14% Not Sure

11* Is the United States today safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

28% Yes
29% No
32% Not sure

12* Generally speaking, when it comes to important national issues, whose judgment do you trust more—the American people or America’s political leaders?

74% The American people

8% America’s political leaders

18% Not sure, press 3

13* Some people believe that the federal government has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. What do you think? Has the federal government become a special interest group?

69% Yes

12% No

19% Not sure

14* Do government and big business often work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors?

61% Yes

8% No

31% Not sure, press 3

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