Toplines - Oil Spill - May 30-31, 2010
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
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?
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?
A devastating impact on the environment
36% A major impact
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