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Toplines - Election 2010: Colorado Senate - February 2, 2010

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Colorado Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted February 2, 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?

33% Strongly approve
12% Somewhat approve
8% Somewhat disapprove
45% Strongly disapprove
3% 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?

17% Strongly approve
23% Somewhat approve
24% Somewhat disapprove
32% Strongly disapprove
4% Not sure

3* 2009 Colorado Senate Race

January 13, 2010

February 2, 2010

Jane Norton (R)

47%

45%

Andrew Romanoff (D)

35%

38%

Some other candidate

5%

7%

Not sure

14%

10%

January 13, 2010

February 2, 2010

Jane Norton (R)

49%

51%

Michael Bennet (D)

37%

37%

Some other candidate

3%

5%

Not sure

11%

7%

January 13, 2010

February 2, 2010

Tom Wiens (R)

44%

42%

Andrew Romanoff (D)

39%

40%

Some other candidate

4%

6%

Not sure

14%

12%

January 13, 2010

February 2, 2010

Tom Wiens (R)

44%

45%

Michael Bennet (D)

38%

40%

Some other candidate

4%

5%

Not sure

14%

9%

January 13, 2010

February 2, 2010

Ken Buck (R)

40%

45%

Andrew Romanoff (D)

39%

39%

Some other candidate

5%

6%

Not sure

16%

10%

January 13, 2010

February 2, 2010

Ken Buck (R)

43%

45%

Michael Bennet (D)

38%

41%

Some other candidate

4%

5%

Not sure

15%

8%

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

Buck

11%

32%

18%

8%

31%

Bennet

17%

25%

16%

24%

18%

Romanoff

17%

23%

21%

16%

23%

Wiens

11%

24%

23%

7%

36%

Norton

21%

28%

17%

14%

20%

5* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?

11% Excellent

34% Good

38% Fair

12% Poor

5% Not sure

6* Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?

23% Better

44% Worse

29% About the same

3% Not sure

7* Is it possible to balance the federal budget without raising taxes?

47% Yes
38% No
15% Not sure

8* Do you favor or oppose an income tax cut for all Americans?

53% Favor
34% Oppose
13% Not sure

9* Which is a better way to create new jobs – cutting taxes or increasing government spending?

58% Cutting taxes

17% Increasing government spending

19% Neither

6% Not sure

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

44% United States and its allies

24% Terrorists

26% Neither

6% Not Sure

11* Is the United States today safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

39% Yes
42% No
20% Not sure

12* Generally speaking, when it comes to important national issues, whose judgment do you trust more—the American people or America’s political leaders?

73% The American people

11% America’s political leaders

16% Not sure

13* Some people believe that the federal government has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. What do you think? Has the federal government become a special interest group?

70% Yes

21% No

8% Not sure

14* Do government and big business often work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors?

70% Yes

15% No

15% Not sure

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