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Toplines - Arkansas Senate - March 1, 2010

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Arkansas State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 1, 2010
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?

22% Strongly approve
16% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
50% 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?

26% Strongly approve
49% Somewhat approve
16% Somewhat disapprove
6% Strongly disapprove
3% Not sure

3* 2010 Arkansas Senate Race

2/1/10

3/1/10

Kim Hendren (R)

51%

43%

Blanche Lincoln (D)

35%

38%

Some other candidate

7%

7%

Not sure

7%

12%

2/1/10

3/1/10

Curtis Coleman (R)

50%

43%

Blanche Lincoln (D)

34%

41%

Some other candidate

7%

7%

Not sure

9%

10%

2/1/10

3/1/10

Gilbert Baker (R)

52%

45%

Blanche Lincoln (D)

33%

40%

Some other candidate

6%

6%

Not sure

8%

8%

Jim Holt (R)

45%

Blanche Lincoln (D)

38%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

10%

2/1/10

3/1/10

John Boozman (R)

54%

48%

Blanche Lincoln (D)

35%

39%

Some other candidate

4%

6%

Not sure

7%

7%

Kim Hendren (R)

42%

Bill Halter (D)

35%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

15%

Gilbert Baker (R)

44%

Bill Halter (D)

37%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

13%

Curtis Coleman (R)

38%

Bill Halter (D)

35%

Some other candidate

9%

Not sure

18%

Jim Holt (R)

42%

Bill Halter (D)

38%

Some other candidate

8%

Not sure

12%

John Boozman (R)

52%

Bill Halter (D)

33%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

9%

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

3%

33%

19%

4%

41%

Lincoln

21%

20%

16%

36%

7%

Baker

5%

33%

18%

5%

38%

Coleman

3%

31%

20%

4%

42%

Halter

15%

33%

14%

20%

19%

Boozman

20%

31%

18%

9%

22%

Holt

7%

37%

15%

10%

31%

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? 1971-21

21% Strongly favor
13% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
54% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

6* How would you rate the way that Barack Obama has handled the issue of healthcare reform…excellent, good, fair or poor?

10% Excellent
14% Good
14% Fair
61% Poor

1% Not sure

7* What would be a better strategy to reform the healthcare system...passing a comprehensive bill that covers all aspects of the healthcare system or passing smaller bills that address problems individually?

20% Passing a comprehensive bill that cover all aspects of the healthcare system

65% Passing smaller bills that address problems individually

15% Not sure

8* When it comes to health care decisions, who do you fear the most: the federal government or private insurance companies?

56% The federal government
32% Private insurance companies
13% Not sure

9* Is your representative in Congress the best possible person for the job?

24% Yes
38% No
39% Not sure

10* Regardless of how Congress is doing overall, does your local representative in Congress deserve to be reelected?

31% Yes
41% No
28% Not sure

11* Generally speaking, would it better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were reelected this November or if most of them were defeated?

15% Most incumbents were reelected
64% Most incumbents were defeated
21% Not sure

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

35% Stronger

41% Weaker

13% About the same

11% Not sure

13* How long will it take for housing prices to fully recover from the recent downturn?

3% One year

14% Two years

16% Three years

42% More than three years

24% Not sure

14* Is it possible for anyone who really wants to work to find a job?

42% Yes

42% No

17% Not sure

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