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Toplines - South Carolina Senate - July 29, 2010

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South Carolina Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted July 29, 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?

      

       28% Strongly approve

       12% Somewhat approve

       10% Somewhat disapprove

       48% Strongly disapprove

         3% Not sure

 

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

      

       13% Strongly approve

       33% Somewhat approve

       23% Somewhat disapprove

       27% Strongly disapprove

         4% Not sure


3* 2010 South Carolina Senate Race

 

                                                 
 

 

 
 

July 29, 2010

 
 

June 10, 2010

 
 

Jim   DeMint

 
 

62%

 
 

           58%

 
 

Alvin   Greene

 
 

20%

 
 

21%

 
 

Some   other candidate

 
 

7%

 
 

9%

 
 

Not sure

 
 

10%

 
 

13%

 

 

 

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 SC Senate Race

 
 

Very   Favorable

 
 

Somewhat   Favorable

 
 

Somewhat   Unfavorable

 
 

Very   Unfavorable

 
 

Not sure

 
 

DeMint

 
 

35%

 
 

34%

 
 

8%

 
 

16%

 
 

7%

 
 

Greene

 
 

4%

 
 

14%

 
 

19%

 
 

51%

 
 

12%

 

 

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?

52% Strongly favor
  9% Somewhat favor
  9% Somewhat oppose
25% Strongly oppose
  5% Not sure

6* 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
20% Oppose
21% Not sure

7* The U.S. Justice Department has decided to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law in federal court. Do you agree or disagree with the decision to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law?

27% Agree
54% Disagree
19% Not sure

 8* Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals and those who would come here to live off our welfare system. Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome. Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?

66% Agree
21% Disagree
13% Not sure

9* Suppose a woman enters the United States as an illegal alien and gives birth to a child in the United States.  Should that child automatically become a citizen of the United States?

 

32% Yes
60% No

  8% Not sure

 

10* Should the Republican Party be more like Lindsay Graham or more like Jim DeMint?

 

32% Lindsey Graham
40% Jim DeMint
28% not sure

 

11* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

 0% Excellent
 7% Good

32% Fair
59% Poor
  2% Not sure

 12* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

22% Better
47% Worse
25% Staying the same
  6% Not sure

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

10% Excellent
23% Good
45% Fair

20% Poor
 2% Not sure

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

   17% Better
   44% Worse
   39% About the same
     1% Not sure

 15* Is the United States currently in a recession?

69% Yes
16% No
15% Not sure

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