South Carolina Senate Poll – June 10, 2010


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?
31% Strongly approve
15% Somewhat approve
9% Somewhat disapprove
44% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Mark Sanford has been doing as Governor…do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?
13% Strongly approve
37% Somewhat approve
22% Somewhat disapprove
28% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure
3* 2010 South Carolina Senate Race

Jim DeMint 58%
Alvin Greene 21%
Some other candidate 9%
Not sure 13%

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 SC Senate Race Very Favorable Somewhat Favorable Somewhat Unfavorable Very Unfavorable Not sure
DeMint 32% 30% 16% 9% 12%
Greene 6% 14% 21% 30% 29%

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?
55% Strongly favor
10% Somewhat favor
10% Somewhat oppose
20% Strongly oppose
4% Not sure
6* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Elena Kagan?
5% Very favorable
13% Somewhat favorable
21% Somewhat unfavorable
14% Very unfavorable
47% Not sure
7* The U.S. Senate has the constitutional authority to confirm all Supreme Court nominees. Based upon what you know at this time, should the U.S. Senate confirm Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court Justice?
25% Yes
37% No
38% Not sure
8*Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?
58% Yes
20% No
21% Not sure
9* 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?
44% A devastating impact on the environment
34% A major impact
16% A modest impact
3% A minor impact
1% It will have little lasting impact on the environment
2% Not sure
10* Who should pay for the clean-up from the oil leak – the companies who were drilling for oil, the government or both?
82% The companies who were drilling for oil
2% The government
15% Both
1% Not sure
11* Overall, how would you rate President Obama’s handling of the situation in Afghanistan…Excellent, good, fair, or poor?
18% Excellent
24% Good
31% Fair
26% Poor
1% Not sure
12* Is it possible for the United States to win the war in Afghanistan? 2164-23
37% Yes
37% No
26% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence
via Toplines – South Carolina Senate – June 10, 2010 – Rasmussen Reports™.

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