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Toplines - Connecticut Senate Race - December 7, 2009

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Connecticut State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted December 7, 2009
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?

36% Strongly approve
21% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
33% Strongly disapprove
0% 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?

25% Strongly approve
35% Somewhat approve
20% Somewhat disapprove
19% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Connecticut Senate Race

Rob Simmons (R)

48%

Chris Dodd (D)

35%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

11%

Linda McMahon (R)

44%

Chris Dodd (D)

38%

Some other candidate

8%

Not sure

9%

Peter Schiff (R)

40%

Chris Dodd (D)

39%

Some other candidate

8%

Not sure

14%

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 Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Dodd

19%

21%

19%

39%

2%

Simmons

12%

36%

22%

8%

21%

McMahon

14%

31%

18%

17%

20%

Schiff

4%

31%

21%

10%

34%

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?

34% Strongly favor
14% Somewhat favor

11% Somewhat oppose

40% Strongly oppose
2% Not sure

6* Is the health care reform legislation being considered by Congress likely to increase the deficit, reduce the deficit, or have no impact on the deficit?

60% Increase the deficit

12% Reduce the deficit
19% No impact on the deficit

9% Not sure

7*To cover the cost of health care reform, how likely is it that taxes will have to be raised on the middle class?

59% Very likely
21% Somewhat likely
14% Not very likely
5% Not at all likely
2% Not sure

8* Would you favor or oppose the creation of a government-sponsored non-profit health insurance option that people could choose instead of a private health insurance plan?

43% Favor
37% Oppose
20% Not sure

9* Suppose that the creation of a government-sponsored non-profit health insurance option encouraged companies to drop private health insurance coverage for their workers. Workers would then be covered by the government option. Would you favor or oppose the creation of a government-sponsored non-profit health insurance option if it encouraged companies to drop private health insurance coverage for their workers?


30% Favor
56% Oppose
14% Not sure

10* Overall, how would you rate President Obama’s handling of the situation in Afghanistan…Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

15% Excellent
27% Good
27% Fair
31% Poor
1% Not sure

11* Do you favor or oppose the President’s proposal to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan?

54% Favor
27% Oppose
19% Not sure

12* Do you favor or oppose the President’s commitment to a timetable that would begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in 18 months?

48% Favor
39% Oppose
13% Not sure

13* Overall, do you favor or oppose President Obama’s new plan for the war in Afghanistan?

44% Favor
35% Oppose
21% Not sure

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