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Toplines - North Dakota House Election - April 20, 2010

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North Dakota State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted April 20, 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?

27% Strongly approve
17% Somewhat approve
8% Somewhat disapprove
46% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

2* 2010 Election for United States House of Representatives

April 20, 2010

March 23, 2010

February 9-10, 2010

Rick Berg (R)




Earl Pomeroy (D)




Some other candidate




Not sure




3* 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 ND House of Reps. Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure













4* Will the health care plan passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama be good for the country or bad for the country?

35% Good
53% Bad
2% No impact
10% Not sure

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?

46% Strongly favor
13% Somewhat favor
8% Somewhat oppose
28% Strongly oppose
5% Not sure

6* The health care plan passed by Congress would require every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Do you Strongly Favor, Somewhat Favor, Somewhat Oppose, or Strongly Oppose a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance?

25% Strongly favor
17% Somewhat favor
13% Somewhat oppose
41% Strongly oppose
4% Not sure

7*Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. Some states have announced that they will sue the federal government to fight that requirement. Would you favor or oppose having your state sue the federal government to prevent it from becoming law?

49% Favor
39% Oppose

12% Not sure

8* When you think about the major issues facing the country, whose views are closest to your own President Barack Obama or the average tea party member?

38% President Barack Obama
49% The average Tea Party member
14% Not sure

9* How concerned are you that those opposed to President Obama’s policies will resort to violence?

19% Very concerned
22% Somewhat concerned
31% Not very concerned
23% Not at all concerned
4% Not sure

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