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Toplines - 2010 Washington Senate - May 4, 2010

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Washington State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted May 4, 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?

37% Strongly approve
18% Somewhat approve
8% Somewhat disapprove
37% 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?

21% Strongly approve
24% Somewhat approve
18% Somewhat disapprove
35% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Election for United States Senate

5/4/2010

4/6/2010

3/9/2010

1/11/2010

Dino Rossi (R)

46%

46%

49%

48%

Patty Murray (D)

48%

48%

46%

46%

Some other candidate

2%

3%

3%

1%

Not sure

3%

4%

2%

5%

5/4/2010

4/6/2010

3/9/2010

1/11/2010

Don Benton (R)

38%

40%

37%

38%

Patty Murray (D)

52%

48%

48%

50%

Some other candidate

3%

4%

3%

3%

Not sure

7%

8%

12%

9%

5/4/2010

4/6/2010

3/9/2010

1/11/2010

Clint Didier (R)

36%

37%

30%

34%

Patty Murray (D)

51%

47%

49%

49%

Some other candidate

4%

5%

6%

4%

Not sure

8%

11%

15%

13%

5/4/2010

4/6/2010

Paul Akers (R)

35%

37%

Patty Murray (D)

49%

45%

Some other candidate

6%

5%

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 WA Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Rossi

25%

27%

20%

24%

4%

Benton

6%

26%

18%

12%

38%

Murray

35%

17%

12%

32%

5%

Didier

6%

22%

19%

12%

41%

Akers

8%

23%

17%

12%

40%

5* A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into affect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?

41% Strongly favor
8% Somewhat favor
8% Somewhat oppose
39% Strongly oppose

4% Not sure


6* 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?

57% Agree
20% Disagree
23% Not sure

7* Do you favor or oppose legislation that authorizes local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant?

43% Favor
47% Oppose
11% Not sure

8* How concerned are you that efforts to identify and deport illegal immigrants will also end up violating the civil rights of some U.S. citizens?

40% Very concerned
21% Somewhat concerned
24% Not very concerned

13% Not at all concerned
3% Not sure

9* How important is it for Congress to pass major energy legislation aimed at reducing global warming this year?

34% Very important

19% Somewhat important

18% Not very important

26% Not at all important

4% Not sure

10* Do you favor or oppose a major energy bill aimed at reducing global warming?

48% Favor
36% Oppose
16% Not sure

11* Some commentators have labeled one of the major political parties as the “Party of No”. Which party is sometimes called the Party of No? Is it the Republicans or the Democrats?

70% Republicans
7% Democrats

23% Not sure

12* In today’s political climate, is it a good thing or a bad thing to be the Party of No?

27% Good
43% Bad
31% Not sure

13* Is the value of your home worth more than the amount you owe on your mortgage?

56% Yes
39% No
9% Not sure

14* As a nation, is America overtaxed?

53% Yes
39% No
8% Not sure

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