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Toplines - Connecticut Senate - May 4, 2010

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Connecticut State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted May 4, 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?

37% Strongly approve
17% Somewhat approve
11% Somewhat disapprove
32% Strongly disapprove
2% 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
28% Somewhat disapprove
12% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Connecticut Senate Race

May 4, 2010

Apr 7, 2010

Mar 2, 2010

Rob Simmons (R)

32%

38%

32%

Richard Blumenthal (D)

55%

52%

58%

Some other candidate

5%

4%

3%

Not sure

8%

6%

7%

May 4, 2010

Apr 7, 2010

Mar 2, 2010

Linda McMahon (R)

39%

35%

31%

Richard Blumenthal (D)

52%

55%

60%

Some other candidate

6%

3%

3%

Not sure

4%

6%

7%

May 4, 2010

Apr 7, 2010

Mar 2, 2010

Peter Schiff (R)

29%

32%

27%

Richard Blumenthal (D)

54%

58%

57%

Some other candidate

6%

4%

6%

Not sure

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

35%

37%

13%

10%

6%

Simmons

8%

40%

21%

11%

19%

Schiff

7%

28%

22%

11%

32%

McMahon

21%

34%

12%

19%

14%

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?

48% Strongly favor
9% Somewhat favor
10% Somewhat oppose
29% Strongly oppose

4% Not sure


6* Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals, and those who would come here to live off our welfare system. Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome. Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?

63% Agree
22% Disagree
15% Not sure

7* Do you favor or oppose legislation that authorizes local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant?

46% Favor
45% Oppose
9% Not sure

8* How concerned are you that efforts to identify and deport illegal immigrants will also end up violating the civil rights of some U.S. citizens?

42% Very concerned
23% Somewhat concerned
22% Not very concerned

11% Not at all concerned
2% Not sure

9* How important is it for Congress to pass major energy legislation aimed at reducing global warming this year?

43% Very important

18% Somewhat important

18% Not very important

20% Not at all important

1% Not sure

10* Do you favor or oppose a major energy bill aimed at reducing global warming?

48% Favor
28% Oppose
24% Not sure

11* Some commentators have labeled one of the major political parties as the “Party of No”. Which party is sometimes called the Party of No? Is it the Republicans or the Democrats?

62% Republicans
15% Democrats

22% Not sure

12* In today’s political climate, is it a good thing or a bad thing to be the Party of No?

31% Good
32% Bad
37% Not sure

13* Is the value of your home worth more than the amount you owe on your mortgage?

62% Yes
27% No
10% Not sure

14* As a nation, is America overtaxed?

62% Yes
28% No
10% Not sure

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