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Toplines - Connecticut Senate Race - September 10, 2009

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Connecticut State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 10, 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?

44% Strongly approve
15% Somewhat approve
9% Somewhat disapprove
30% 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?

17% Strongly approve
38% Somewhat approve
26% Somewhat disapprove
17% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Connecticut Senate Race

Rob Simmons (R)

49%

Chris Dodd (D)

39%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

6%

Tom Foley (R)

43%

Chris Dodd (D)

40%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

10%

Sam Caligiuri (R)

40%

Chris Dodd (D)

43%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

10%

Peter Schiff (R)

40%

Chris Dodd (D)

42%

Some other candidate

7%

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 CO Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Dodd

10%

30%

20%

39%

2%

Simmons

13%

40%

22%

10%

15%

Foley

4%

29%

26%

9%

33%

Caligiuri

8%

24%

22%

10%

35%

Schiff

6%

21%

24%

11%

37%

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
18% Somewhat favor

8% Somewhat oppose

38% Strongly oppose
2% Not sure

6* If the health care reform plan passes, will the quality of health care get better, worse, or stay about the same?

33% Better
41% Worse
18% Staying the same
8% Not sure

7* If the health care reform plan passes, will the cost of health care go up, go down, or stay about the same?

43% Cost of health care will go up

24% Cost will go down

26% Stay the same

7% Not sure

8* 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?

58% Increase the deficit

13% Reduce the deficit
23% No impact on the deficit

7% Not sure

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

54% Very likely
16% Somewhat likely
23% Not very likely
3% Not at all likely
4% Not sure

10* In reacting to the nation’s current economic problems, what worries you more….that the federal government will do too much or that the federal government will not do enough?

47% Federal government will do too much

44% Federal government will not do enough

9% Not sure

11* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

1% Excellent
3% Good
48% Fair
46% Poor
1% Not sure

12* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

36% Better
39% Worse
20% Staying the same
5% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence