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Toplines - Washington Senate - May 26, 2010

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Washington State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted May 26, 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?

       35% Strongly approve
       18% Somewhat approve
         6% Somewhat disapprove
       40% 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?

   25% Strongly approve
   22% Somewhat approve
   16% Somewhat disapprove
   35% Strongly disapprove
     1% Not sure

3* 2010 Election for United States Senate

 

 

5/26/2010

5/4/2010

4/6/2010

3/9/2010

1/11/2010

Dino Rossi (R)

47%

46%

46%

49%

48%

Patty Murray (D)

48%

48%

48%

46%

46%

Some other candidate

2%

2%

3%

3%

1%

Not sure

4%

3%

4%

2%

5%

 

 

5/26/2010

5/4/2010

4/6/2010

3/9/2010

1/11/2010

Don Benton (R)

35%

38%

40%

37%

38%

Patty Murray (D)

50%

52%

48%

48%

50%

Some other candidate

6%

3%

4%

3%

3%

Not sure

9%

7%

8%

12%

9%

 

 

5/26/2010

5/4/2010

4/6/2010

3/9/2010

1/11/2010

Clint Didier (R)

37%

36%

37%

30%

34%

Patty Murray (D)

47%

51%

47%

49%

49%

Some other candidate

6%

4%

5%

6%

4%

Not sure

10%

8%

11%

15%

13%

 

 

5/26/2010

5/4/2010

4/6/2010

Paul Akers (R)

32%

35%

37%

Patty Murray (D)

47%

49%

45%

Some other candidate

6%

6%

5%

Not sure

15%

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

29%

23%

16%

27%

4%

Benton

4%

27%

20%

12%

36%

Murray

38%

14%

11%

33%

5%

Didier

8%

25%

17%

14%

36%

Akers

4%

23%

18%

15%

40%

 

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
  9% Somewhat favor
  6% Somewhat oppose
40% Strongly oppose
  3% Not sure

6* How closely have you followed news stories about the new immigration law in Arizona?

 

63% Very closely
26% Somewhat closely

10% Not very closely

  1% Not at all
  1% 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?

 

52% Favor

39% Oppose
  9% Not sure

 

8* Suppose a police officer stops someone for a traffic violation or a violation of some other law. If the police officer suspects that the person they stopped might be an illegal immigrant, should the officer be required to check their immigration status?

 

54% Yes
34% No
12% Not sure

 

9* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Elena Kagan?

 

19% Very favorable
15% Somewhat favorable
16% Somewhat unfavorable
13% Very unfavorable

37% Not sure

 

10* The U.S. Senate has the constitutional authority to confirm all Supreme Court nominees. Based upon what you know at this time, should the U.S. Senate confirm Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court Justice?

 

42% Yes
31% No
27% Not sure

 

11* How confident are you that Congress knows what it's doing when it comes to addressing the country’s current economic problems?

  5% Very confident
25% Somewhat confident
27% Not very confident
41% Not at all confident
  2% Not sure

12* How confident are you that your representatives in Congress are actually representing your best interests?

14% Very confident
25% Somewhat confident
23% Not very confident
37% Not at all confident
  1% Not sure

13* Would a group of people selected at random from the phone book do a better job addressing the nation’s problems than the current Congress?

33% Yes
50% No
17% Not sure

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