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Toplines - Connecticut Senate Race - February 1, 2010

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Connecticut State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted February 1, 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?

32% Strongly approve
19% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
39% 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?

22% Strongly approve
45% Somewhat approve
23% Somewhat disapprove
10% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Connecticut Senate Race

Rob Simmons (R)

35%

Richard Blumenthal (D)

54%

Some other candidate

4%

Not sure

7%

Linda McMahon (R)

36%

Richard Blumenthal (D)

56%

Some other candidate

3%

Not sure

4%

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

40%

30%

15%

12%

3%

Simmons

14%

46%

22%

4%

14%

McMahon

16%

35%

20%

14%

15%

5* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?

9% Excellent

34% Good

41% Fair

12% Poor

3% Not sure

6* Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?

16% Better

45% Worse

37% About the same

1% Not sure

7* Is it possible to balance the federal budget without raising taxes?

46% Yes
34% No
19% Not sure

8* Do you favor or oppose an income tax cut for all Americans?

54% Favor
28% Oppose
18% Not sure

9* Which is a better way to create new jobs – cutting taxes or increasing government spending?

55% Cutting taxes

15% Increasing government spending

22% Neither

7% Not sure

10* Who is winning the War on Terrorism…the United States and its allies or the terrorists?

46% United States and its allies

24% Terrorists

21% Neither

8% Not Sure

11* Is the United States today safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

44% Yes
37% No
19% Not sure


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