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Toplines - Utah Senate - June 23, 2010

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Utah State Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted June 23, 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?


21% Strongly approve

12% Somewhat approve

13% Somewhat disapprove

50% Strongly disapprove

  3% Not sure


2* How do you rate the way that Gary Herbert has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?


22% Strongly approve

50% Somewhat approve

16% Somewhat disapprove

  9% Strongly disapprove

  3% Not sure


3* 2010 Utah Senate Race



Mike Lee (R)

Sam Granato (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

June 23, 2010






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 UT Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

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?

56% Strongly favor
10% Somewhat favor
  6% Somewhat oppose
24% Strongly oppose
  4% Not sure

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


52% Very closely
36% Somewhat closely

  7% Not very closely

  3% 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?


58% Favor

25% Oppose
16% 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?


66% Yes
23% No
11% Not sure

9* Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

67% Yes
18% No

15% Not sure


10* 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?  


33% Devastating impact on the environment
33% Major impact

23% Modest impact
  5% Minor impact
  3% It will have little lasting impact on the environment
  3% Not sure


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


79% Companies who were drilling for oil
  2% Government

18% Both

  1% Not sure


12* Is the value of your home worth more than the amount you owe on your mortgage? 2099-38


54% Yes
41% No
  5% Not sure



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