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Questions - North Carolina Senate - October 12, 2010

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North Carolina Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted October 12, 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?

2* How would you rate the job Bev Perdue has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job she’s been doing?

3* If the 2010 election for United States Senate were held today would you vote for Republican Richard Burr or Democrat Elaine Marshall? (Please note that we split the survey to rotate the order of the candidate names, so while half will hear the Republican candidate first, the other half hears the Democrat mentioned first.)

52% Richard Burr (R)

38% Elaine Marshall (D)

2% Some other candidate

8% Not sure


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.


Richard Burr (R)

Elaine Marshall (D)


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?


6* The health care plan passed by Congress requires 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?


7* Should individual states have the right to opt out of the entire national health care plan?


8* Do the policies and practices of the federal government encourage people to enter the United States illegally?


9* Which is the better approach to dealing with illegal immigration—allowing individual states to act on their own to enforce immigration laws or relying upon the federal government to enforce immigration laws?


10* When it comes to determining how you will vote this November, how important is the issue of immigration?


11* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?


12* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

13* Last year, Congress and the president enacted a $787 billion economic stimulus plan. So far, has the economic stimulus plan helped the economy, hurt the economy or had no impact on the economy? 


14* In reacting to the nation’s current economic problems, what worries you more….that the federal government will do too much or that the federal government will not do enough? 


15* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?


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