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Toplines - Oil Spill - May 30-31, 2010

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted May 30-31, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of BP?

 

  4% Very favorable

18% Somewhat favorable

39% Somewhat unfavorable

33% Very unfavorable

  6% Not sure

 

2*Who should pay for the clean-up from the oil leak – the companies who were drilling for oil, the government or both?

 

79% The companies who were drilling for oil

  1% The government

17% Both

  3% Not sure

 

3* Congress is considering raising the tax on oil companies to help cover the cost of cleaning up future oil spills. Do you favor or oppose raising the tax on oil companies to help cover the cost of future oil spills?

 

41% Favor

46% Oppose

13% Not sure  

 

4* Is the media paying too much attention to the Gulf oil leak or too little attention to it, or is the media coverage about right?

 

21% Too much

24% Too little

51% About right

  4% Not sure

 

5* In the long-term, will the recent Gulf Oil Spill have a devastating impact on the environment, a major impact, a modest impact, a minor impact, or will it have little lasting impact on the environment?

 

37% A devastating impact on the environment
36% A major impact

16% A modest impact
  6% A minor impact
  2% It will have little lasting impact on the environment
  3% Not sure

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence