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Toplines - 2010 Connecticut Senate - April 7, 2010

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Connecticut State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted April 7, 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?

35% Strongly approve
20% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
34% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

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

17% Strongly approve
43% Somewhat approve
20% Somewhat disapprove
19% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Connecticut Senate Race

Apr 7, 2010

Mar 2, 2010

Rob Simmons (R)

38%

32%

Richard Blumenthal (D)

52%

58%

Some other candidate

4%

3%

Not sure

6%

7%

Apr 7, 2010

Mar 2, 2010

Linda McMahon (R)

35%

31%

Richard Blumenthal (D)

55%

60%

Some other candidate

3%

3%

Not sure

6%

7%

Apr 7, 2010

Mar 2, 2010

Peter Schiff (R)

32%

27%

Richard Blumenthal (D)

58%

57%

Some other candidate

4%

6%

Not sure

6%

10%

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 CT Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Blumenthal

41%

28%

16%

12%

3%

Simmons

11%

37%

26%

14%

12%

Schiff

8%

33%

21%

13%

24%

McMahon

19%

26%

18%

27%

9%

5* Will the health care plan passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama be good for the country or bad for the country?

46% Good
44% Bad
3% No impact
7% Not sure

6* A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into effect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?

41% Strongly favor
11% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
36% Strongly oppose
2% Not sure

7* The health care plan passed by Congress would require every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Do you Strongly Favor, Somewhat Favor, Somewhat Oppose, or Strongly Oppose a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance?

31% Strongly favor
21% Somewhat favor
13% Somewhat oppose
33% Strongly oppose
1% Not sure

8*Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. Some states have announced that they will sue the federal government to fight that requirement. Would you favor or oppose having your state sue the federal government to prevent it from becoming law?

43% Favor
43% Oppose

14% Not sure

9* When you think about the major issues facing the country, whose views are closest to your own President Barack Obama or the average tea party member?

47% President Barack Obama
40% The average Tea Party member
13% Not sure

10* How concerned are you that those opposed to President Obama’s policies will resort to violence?

27% Very concerned
28% Somewhat concerned
22% Not very concerned
20% Not at all concerned
3% Not sure

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

0% Excellent

7% Good

43% Fair

50% Poor
0% Not sure

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

42% Better

35% Worse

20% About the same
3% Not sure

13* Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

58% Yes
22% No
20% Not sure

14* President Obama has proposed allowing more offshore drilling in some areas. However, drilling will not be permitted off the coasts of California and the New England states. Should offshore oil drilling be permitted off the coasts of California and the New England states?

41% Yes
40% No
19% Not sure

15* Should individual states have the right to ban drilling off their own coastlines?

43% Yes
33% No
24% Not sure

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