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Toplines - 2010 Washington Senate - July 14, 2010

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Washington State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted July 14, 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
    22% Somewhat approve
      7% Somewhat disapprove
    42% Strongly disapprove
      1% Not sure

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

  19% Strongly approve
  23% Somewhat approve
  16% Somewhat disapprove
  39% Strongly disapprove
     3% Not sure

3* 2010 Election for United States Senate

 

Dino Rossi (R)

Patty Murray (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

July 14, 2010

48%

45%

3%

3%

June 22, 2010

47%

47%

3%

3%

May 26, 2010

47%

48%

2%

4%

May 4, 2010

46%

48%

2%

3%

April 6, 2010

46%

48%

3%

4%

Mar 9, 2010

49%

46%

3%

2%

Jan 11, 2010

48%

46%

1%

5%

 

 

Clint Didier (R)

Patty Murray (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

July 14, 2010

48%

45%

4%

4%

June 22, 2010

40%

48%

6%

6%

May 26, 2010

37%

47%

6%

10%

May 4, 2010

36%

51%

4%

8%

April 6, 2010

37%

47%

5%

11%

Mar 9, 2010

30%

49%

6%

15%

Jan 11, 2010

34%

49%

4%

13%

 

 

Paul Akers (R)

Patty Murray (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

July 14, 2010

41%

46%

6%

7%

June 22, 2010

38%

48%

4%

10%

May 26, 2010

32%

47%

6%

15%

May 4, 2010

35%

49%

6%

10%

April 6, 2010

37%

45%

5%

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 WA Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Rossi

27%

28%

19%

20%

6%

Murray

28%

21%

13%

36%

2%

Didier

14%

29%

15%

16%

26%

Akers

5%

33%

15%

12%

34%

 

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?

 

43% Strongly favor

11% Somewhat favor

  7% Somewhat oppose

37% Strongly oppose

  3% 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?

 

53% Favor
38% Oppose
  9% 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?

 

37% Agree
56% Disagree
  7% 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?

 

60% Agree
24% Disagree
16% Not sure


9* Last year, Congress and the president enacted a $787 billion economic stimulus plan. So far, has the economic stimulus plan helped the economy, hurt the economy or had no impact on the economy?

39% Helped
36% Hurt
19% No impact
  5% Not sure

10* Did the new government spending in the stimulus package create new jobs?

30% Yes
52% No
18% Not sure

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

 

58% Cutting taxes
25% Increasing government spending
17% Not sure

 

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

  1% Excellent

  6% Good
43% Fair
49% Poor

  1% Not sure

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

30% Better

45% Worse
22% Staying the same
  3% Not sure

14* Is the United States currently in a recession?

72% Yes
17% No
11% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence