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Toplines - Oregon Senate - June 17, 2010

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Oregon Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted June 17, 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?

       32% Strongly approve
       17% Somewhat approve
         9% Somewhat disapprove
       39% Strongly disapprove
         3% Not sure

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

  12% Strongly approve
  26% Somewhat approve
  25% Somewhat disapprove
  33% Strongly disapprove
   4% Not sure


3* 2010 Oregon Senate Race


June 17, 2010

May 24, 2010

Jim Huffman (R)



Ron Wyden (D)



Some other candidate



Not sure




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 OR Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure














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?

41 Strongly favor
10% Somewhat favor
10% Somewhat oppose
35% Strongly oppose
  5% Not sure

6* Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

53% Yes
34% No

14% Not sure


7* In the long-term, will the recent Gulf Oil Spill have a devastating impact on the environment, a major impact, a modest impact, a minor impact, or will it have little lasting impact on the environment?  


44% Devastating impact on the environment
33% Major impact

15% Modest impact
  4% Minor impact
  3% It will have little lasting impact on the environment
  1% Not sure


8* Who should pay for the clean-up from the oil leak – the companies who were drilling for oil, the government or both?


80% Companies who were drilling for oil
  3% Government

17% Both

  1% Not sure


9* Should the U.S. military be used along the border with Mexico to prevent illegal immigration?


65% Yes
27% No
  8% Not sure


10* Should the U.S. Justice Department challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law in federal court?


36% Yes
54% No
10% Not sure


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

10% Excellent

23% Good
41% Fair
26% Poor
  1% Not sure


12* Is it possible for the United States to win the war in Afghanistan?

25% Yes
46% No
28% Not sure


11* Is the value of your home worth more than the amount you owe on your mortgage? 2099-38


57% Yes
36% No
  7% Not sure

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