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Toplines - North Dakota Senate - March 23, 2010

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North Dakota State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 23, 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?

25% Strongly approve
19% Somewhat approve
13% Somewhat disapprove
42% 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?

50% Strongly approve
35% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
5% Strongly disapprove
0% Not sure

3* 2010 Election for United States Senate

February 9-10, 2010

March 23, 2010

John Hoeven (R)

71%

68%

Tracy Potter (D)

17%

25%

Some other candidate

4%

2%

Not sure

8%

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

10%

30%

19%

10%

32%

Hoeven

50%

33%

10%

4%

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?

20% Strongly favor
16% Somewhat favor
10% Somewhat oppose
48% Strongly oppose
6% Not sure

6* How would you rate the way that Barack Obama has handled the issue of healthcare reform…excellent, good, fair or poor?

17% Excellent
15% Good
14% Fair
53% Poor
2% Not sure

7*The health care plan before Congress would require every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Do you Strongly Favor, Somewhat Favor, Somewhat Oppose, or Strongly Oppose a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance?

21% Strongly favor
15% Somewhat favor
16% Somewhat oppose
44% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

8* Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. If that law passes, some states have announced that they will sue the federal government to fight that requirement. If the health care reform plan passes, would you favor or oppose having your state sue the federal government to prevent it from becoming law?

48% Favor
38% Oppose
14% Not sure

9* When it comes to health care decisions, who do you fear the most: the federal government or private insurance companies?

53% Federal government
32% Private insurance companies
15% Not sure

10* Regardless of how Congress is doing overall, does your local representative in Congress deserve to be reelected?

40% Yes
47% No
13% Not sure

11* Generally speaking, would it better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were reelected this November or if most of them were defeated?

26% Better if most incumbents were reelected
55% Better if most incumbents were defeated
19% Not sure

12* Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party movement?

37% Favorable
32% Unfavorable
31% Not sure

13* Do you consider yourself a part of the Tea Party Movement?

12% Yes
67% No
21% Not sure

14* A year from today, will the U.S. economy be stronger than it is now, or weaker?

39% Stronger

40% Weaker

13% About the same

8% Not sure

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