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Toplines - 2010 Arkansas Senate Race - January 5, 2010

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Arkansas State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted January 5, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* 2010 Arkansas Senate Race

Kim Hendren (R)

47%

Blanche Lincoln (D)

39%

Some other candidate

4%

Not sure

10%

Gilbert Baker (R)

51%

Blanche Lincoln (D)

39%

Some other candidate

3%

Not sure

7%

Curtis Coleman (R)

48%

Blanche Lincoln (D)

38%

Some other candidate

4%

Not sure

9%

Tom Cox (R)

48%

Blanche Lincoln (D)

38%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

9%

2* 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?

17% Strongly favor
18% Somewhat favor

9% Somewhat oppose

51% Strongly oppose
5% Not sure

3* What is the biggest problem with health care - the lack of universal coverage, the cost, the inconvenience of scheduling or the quality of care?

18% Lack of universal coverage

51% Cost

5% Inconvenience of scheduling

16% Quality of care, press 4

10% Not sure

4* If the health care reform plan passes, should individual states have the right to opt out of the entire plan?

55% Yes

30% No
15% Not sure

5* 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 AR Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Hendren

4%

33%

16%

4%

43%

Lincoln

18%

20%

15%

41%

6%

Baker

8%

34%

15%

5%

37%

6* Overall, how would you rate President Obama’s handling of the situation in Afghanistan…Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

13% Excellent
18% Good
28% Fair
40% Poor
1% Not sure

7* Who is winning the War on Terrorism…the United States and its allies or the terrorists?

40% United States and its allies

34% Terrorists

18% Neither

8% Not sure

8* Some people say that there is a natural tension between protecting individual rights and national security. In the United States today, does our legal system worry too much about protecting individual rights, too much about protecting national security, or is the balance about right?

46% Protecting individual rights
20% Protecting national security, press 2
16% Balance is about right
17% Not sure

9* 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?

20% Strongly approve
18% Somewhat approve
8% Somewhat disapprove
53% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

10* How would you rate the job Mike Beebe has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

23% Strongly approve
45% Somewhat approve
21% Somewhat disapprove
8% Strongly disapprove
3% Not sure

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