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Toplines - Washington Senate - September 14, 2010

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Washington State Survey of 750 Likely Voters

Washington State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted September 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?

    33% Strongly approve
    16% Somewhat approve
    10% Somewhat disapprove
    40% Strongly disapprove
      2% 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?

  23% Strongly approve
  20% Somewhat approve
  18% Somewhat disapprove
  36% Strongly disapprove
     2% Not sure

3* 2010 Election for United States Senate

 

Dino Rossi (R)

Patty Murray (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

September 14, 2010

46%

51%

1%

2%

August 31, 2010

48%

46%

3%

3%

August 18, 2010

44%

48%

4%

4%

July 28, 2010

47%

49%

2%

2%

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%

 

*Note: Results from surveys conducted prior to September 14, 2010 do not include leaners.

 

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

24%

26%

20%

28%

2%

Murray

33%

19%

13%

32%

3%

 

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?

44% Strongly favor
  7% Somewhat favor
11% Somewhat oppose
34% 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6* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

44% Good
27% Bad
17% 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?

 

57% Favor

33% Oppose
  9% Not sure

 

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

 

69% Favor
15% Oppose
16% 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?

49% Favor
35% Oppose
16% Not sure

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

50% Help

23% Hurt

17% No impact

10% Not sure

 

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

 

58% Cutting taxes
20% Increasing government spending
22% 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

44%

43%

13%

Government Ethics & Corruption

37%

33%

31%

Health Care

40%

43%

17%

 

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