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Toplines - 2010 Connecticut Senate - May 18, 2010

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Connecticut State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted May 18, 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?

39% Strongly approve
20% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
29% Strongly disapprove
  3% 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?

20% Strongly approve
36% Somewhat approve
29% Somewhat disapprove
14% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Connecticut Senate Race

 

May 18, 2010

May 4, 2010

Apr 7, 2010

Mar 2, 2010

Rob Simmons (R)

39%

32%

38%

32%

Richard Blumenthal (D)

50%

55%

52%

58%

Some other candidate

6%

5%

4%

3%

Not sure

5%

8%

6%

7%

 

 

May 18, 2010

May 4, 2010

Apr 7, 2010

Mar 2, 2010

Linda McMahon (R)

45%

39%

35%

31%

Richard Blumenthal (D)

48%

52%

55%

60%

Some other candidate

4%

6%

3%

3%

Not sure

3%

4%

6%

7%

 

 

May 18, 2010

May 4, 2010

Apr 7, 2010

Mar 2, 2010

Peter Schiff (R)

37%

29%

32%

27%

Richard Blumenthal (D)

53%

54%

58%

57%

Some other candidate

4%

6%

4%

6%

Not sure

5%

11%

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

33%

33%

17%

15%

3%

Simmons

16%

38%

30%

7%

8%

Schiff

13%

31%

20%

9%

27%

McMahon

28%

26%

19%

23%

5%

 

 

5* How closely have you followed news reports about Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and his military service?

 

     56% Very closely

     27% Somewhat closely
     14% Not very closely
       2% Not at all
       0% Not sure

 

 

6* In terms of how you will vote, how important is the issue of Blumenthal and his military service?

 

     27% Very important
     26% Somewhat important
     30% Not very important
     17% Not at all important
       0% Not sure

 

7* Should Blumenthal quit the race for the U.S. Senate because of his misstatements about his military service?

 

     26% Yes
     57% No
     17% Not sure

 

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

   

     43% Strongly favor
    10% Somewhat favor
      9% Somewhat oppose
    35% Strongly oppose

      3% Not sure


6* How closely have you followed news stories about the new immigration law in Arizona?

 

     56% Very closely

     34% Somewhat closely
       9% Not very closely
       1% Not at all
       0% Not sure

 

7* Suppose the new Arizona immigration law was being considered for your state. Would you favor or oppose passage of that law in your state?

 

     48% Favor

     35% Oppose
     17% Not sure 

 

8* Suppose a police officer stops someone for a traffic violation or a violation of some other law. If the police officer suspects that the person they stopped might be an illegal immigrant, should the officer be required to check their immigration status?

 

     63% Yes
     26% No
     10% Not sure

 

9* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Elena Kagan?

 

     18% Very favorable

     26% Somewhat favorable

     18% Somewhat unfavorable

     10% Very unfavorable

     28% Not sure

 

10* The U.S. Senate has the constitutional authority to confirm all Supreme Court nominees. Based upon what you know at this time, should the U.S. Senate confirm Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court Justice?

 

     54% Yes
     22% No
     23% Not sure

 

 

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