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Toplines - 2010 Arkansas Senate Race - September 28, 2009

Arkansas State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 28, 2009
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?

28% Strongly approve
9% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
52% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

2* 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?

27% Strongly approve
42% Somewhat approve
22% Somewhat disapprove
8% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Arkansas Senate Race

Kim Hendren (R)

44%

Blanche Lincoln (D)

41%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

10%

2010 Arkansas Senate Race

Gilbert Baker (R)

47%

Blanche Lincoln (D)

39%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

8%

2010 Arkansas Senate Race

Curtis Coleman (R)

43%

Blanche Lincoln (D)

41%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

11%

2010 Arkansas Senate Race

Tom Cox (R)

43%

Blanche Lincoln (D)

40%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

11%

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 AR Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Hendren

6%

32%

15%

7%

40%

Lincoln

26%

19%

24%

28%

4%

Baker

9%

30%

18%

9%

34%

Coleman

7%

31%

18%

7%

38%

Cox

9%

26%

19%

8%

38%

5* 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?

20% Strongly favor
10% Somewhat favor

15% Somewhat oppose

52% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

6* If the health care reform plan passes, will the quality of health care get better, worse, or stay about the same?

19% Better
58% Worse
14% Staying the same
9% Not sure

7* If the health care reform plan passes, will the cost of health care go up, go down, or stay about the same?

56% Cost of health care will go up

16% Cost will go down

20% Stay the same

8% Not sure

8* Is the health care reform legislation being considered by Congress likely to increase the deficit, reduce the deficit, or have no impact on the deficit?

73% Increase the deficit

7% Reduce the deficit
14% No impact on the deficit

6% Not sure

9*To cover the cost of health care reform, how likely is it that taxes will have to be raised on the middle class?

67% Very likely
14% Somewhat likely
13% Not very likely
3% Not at all likely
3% Not sure

10* In reacting to the nation’s current economic problems, what worries you more….that the federal government will do too much or that the federal government will not do enough?

66% Federal government will do too much

23% Federal government will not do enough

11% Not sure

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