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Toplines - North Dakota Senate - September 20-21, 2010

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North Dakota State Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted on September 20-21, 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?

   

    20% Strongly approve

    17% Somewhat approve

    11% Somewhat disapprove

    51% 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?

   

53% Strongly approve

    31% Somewhat approve

    11% Somewhat disapprove

      5% Strongly disapprove

      1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Election for United States Senate

 

John Hoeven (R)

Tracy Potter (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

September 20-21, 2010

68%

25%

2%

5%

August 10-11, 2010

69%

25%

1%

5%

July 21, 2010

69%

22%

2%

7%

June 15-16, 2010

73%

19%

2%

6%

May 18-19, 2010

72%

23%

2%

3%

April 20, 2010

69%

24%

2%

5%

March 23, 2010

68%

25%

2%

5%

February 9-10, 2010

71%

17%

4%

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

14%

22%

27%

12%

25%

Hoeven

55%

26%

12%

5%

1%

 

5*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?

49% Strongly favor
15% Somewhat favor
  7% Somewhat oppose
25% Strongly oppose
  4% Not sure

 

6* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

48% Good
26% Bad
16% No impact

10% Not sure

 

7* Suppose the new Arizona immigration law was being considered for your state. Would you favor or oppose passage of that law in your state?

 

59% Favor

26% Oppose
15% Not sure

 

8* Would you favor or oppose strict government sanctions on employers who hire illegal immigrants?

 

72% Favor
13% Oppose
15% Not sure

9* A proposal has been made for a long-term federal jobs program focused on roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure. The program is expected to cost at least $50 billion. Do you favor or oppose a $50 billion federal jobs and infrastructure program?

39% Favor
41% Oppose
20% Not sure

10* Is the proposed infrastructure program likely to help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

42% Help

28% Hurt

19% No impact

11% Not sure

 

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

 

66% Cutting taxes
16% Increasing government spending
19% Not sure

 

12*I’m going to read you a short list of issues in the news. For each, please let me know which political party you trust more to handle that issue.

 

Issue

Republicans

Democrats

Not sure

Economy

54%

31%

15%

Government Ethics & Corruption

37%

28%

35%

Health Care

50%

30%

20%

 

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