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Toplines - South Carolina Senate - September 22, 2010

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South Carolina Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 22, 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?

 

  27% Strongly approve

  11% Somewhat approve

    9% Somewhat disapprove

  52% Strongly disapprove

    1% 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?

 

  18% Strongly approve

  37% Somewhat approve

  18% Somewhat disapprove

  25% Strongly disapprove

    1% Not sure

 


3* 2010 South Carolina Senate Race

 

 

Jim DeMint (R)

Alvin Greene (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

September 22, 2010

64%

21%

10%

5%

August 25, 2010

63%

19%

8%

10%

July 29, 2010

62%

20%

7%

10%

June 10, 2010

58%

21%

9%

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

45%

22%

12%

14%

7%

Greene

8%

10%

14%

58%

10%

 

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?

58% Strongly favor
13% Somewhat favor
  8% Somewhat oppose
16% Strongly oppose
  5% 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6* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

55% Good
17% Bad
14% No impact

13% 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?

 

69% Favor

20% Oppose
10% Not sure

 

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

 

73% Favor
17% Oppose
  9% 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?

42% Favor
42% Oppose
17% Not sure

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

43% Help

28% Hurt

19% No impact

10% Not sure

 

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

 

74% Cutting taxes
10% Increasing government spending
17% 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

57%

32%

12%

Government Ethics & Corruption

41%

28%

30%

Health Care

53%

32%

15%

 

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