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Toplines - 2010 Colorado Senate - September 9, 2009

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Colorado Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 9, 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?

35% Strongly approve
16% Somewhat approve
7% Somewhat disapprove
41% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

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

15% Strongly approve
34% Somewhat approve
20% Somewhat disapprove
29% Strongly disapprove
3% Not sure


3* 2010 Colorado Senate Race

Ken Buck (R)

37%

Michael Bennet (D)

43%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

13%

Ryan Frazier (R)

40%

Michael Bennet (D)

39%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

14%

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 CO Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Bennet

14%

27%

16%

18%

25%

Buck

9%

26%

13%

7%

46%

Frazier

6%

20%

18%

6%

49%

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?

34% Strongly favor
15% Somewhat favor

6% Somewhat oppose

42% 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?

29% Better
44% Worse
18% 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?

45% Cost of health care will go up

32% Cost will go down

14% 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?

62% Increase the deficit

8% Reduce the deficit
20% No impact on the deficit

10% 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?

59% Very likely
15% Somewhat likely
21% Not very likely
2% 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?

52% Federal government will do too much

38% Federal government will not do enough

10% Not sure

11* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

2% Excellent
6% Good
42% Fair
49% Poor
1% Not sure

12* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

33% Better
39% Worse
23% Staying the same
6% Not sure

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