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Toplines - 2010 Connecticut Senate - March 2, 2010

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Connecticut State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 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?

34% Strongly approve
19% Somewhat approve
11% Somewhat disapprove
35% 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?

18% Strongly approve
47% Somewhat approve
19% Somewhat disapprove
14% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 Connecticut Senate Race

Rob Simmons (R)

32%

Richard Blumenthal (D)

58%

Some other candidate

3%

Not sure

7%

Linda McMahon (R)

31%

Richard Blumenthal (D)

60%

Some other candidate

3%

Not sure

7%

Peter Schiff (R)

27%

Richard Blumenthal (D)

57%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

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%

31%

16%

10%

2%

Simmons

13%

39%

27%

8%

12%

Schiff

8%

29%

24%

10%

29%

McMahon

13%

33%

21%

21%

11%

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?

29% Strongly favor
18% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
41% Strongly oppose
2% Not sure

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

15% Excellent
25% Good
16% Fair
43% 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?

34% Passing a comprehensive bill that cover all aspects of the healthcare system

57% Passing smaller bills that address problems individually

9% Not sure

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

41% Federal government
49% Private insurance companies
10% Not sure

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

21% Yes
42% No
37% Not sure

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

30% Yes
44% No
26% 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?

24% Better if most incumbents were reelected
56% Better if 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?

45% Stronger

33% Weaker

16% About the same

6% Not sure

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

7% One year

16% Two years

29% Three years

37% More than three years

10% Not sure

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

30% Yes
55% No
14% Not sure

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