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Toplines - Texas - July 15, 2009

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Texas

Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

July 15, 2009

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

14% Somewhat approve

8% Somewhat disapprove

43% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Rick Perry has been doing as Governor… do you strongly

approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been

doing?

21% Strongly approve

34% Somewhat approve

24% Somewhat disapprove

20% Strongly disapprove

2% 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

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Rick Perry

19%

37%

21%

21%

2%

Kay Bailey Hutchison

22%

42%

22%

9%

5%

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

0% Excellent

5% Good

37% Fair

56% Poor

1% Not sure

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

24% Better

51% Worse

16% Staying the same

8% Not sure

6* A year from today, will the U.S. economy be stronger than it is now, or weaker?

38% Stronger

42% Weaker

11% About the same

9% Not sure

7* What about five years from today? Will the U.S. economy be stronger than it is now, or weaker?

57% Stronger

26% Weaker

5% About the same

11% Not sure

8* How concerned are you that Texas will be forced to bail out other states having severe financial problems?

52% Very concerned

20% Somewhat concerned

16% Not very concerned

8% Not at all concerned

4% Not sure

9* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable opinion of the “Tea Party” rallies held in dozens of Texas cities?

41% Very favorable

20% Somewhat favorable

16% Somewhat unfavorable

15% Very unfavorable

9% Not sure

10* Has the news media been more favorable or less favorable to Barack Obama than George W. Bush, or has their treatment been about the same?

68% More favorable to Obama

10% Less favorable to Obama

19% About the same

3% Not sure

11* How long will it be before alternative sources of energy such as wind, solar and natural gas become commonplace?

14% Less than 5 years

44% 5-10 years

17% 10-15 years

9% 15-20 years

8% More than 20 years

8% Not sure

12* Earlier this 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?

27% Help

43% Hurt

25% No impact

5% Not sure

13* The federal government is now the majority owner of General Motors and Chrysler. Should the government retain ownership of the auto companies for a long time or should the government sell them to private investors as soon as possible?

12% The Government should retain ownership of the auto companies for a long time

81% The Government should sell them to private investors as soon as possible

7% Not sure

14* A proposal has been made that would require the government to sell its interest in General Motors and Chrysler within one year. Do you favor or oppose requiring a sale of the auto companies within one year?

64% Favor

24% Oppose

12% Not sure

15* Generally speaking, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats?

23% Strongly favor

19% Somewhat favor

9% Somewhat oppose

45% Strongly oppose

4% Not sure

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