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Toplines - Delaware Senate - August 5, 2010

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Delaware State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted August 5, 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?

40% Strongly approve
15% Somewhat approve
  6% Somewhat disapprove
38% Strongly disapprove
  0% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Jack Markell has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

28% Strongly approve
37% Somewhat approve
19% Somewhat disapprove
13% Strongly disapprove
  3% Not sure

3* 2010 Delaware Senate Race

 

 

Mike Castle (R)

Chris Coons (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

August 5, 2010

49%

37%

5%

9%

July 12, 2010

47%

36%

6%

11%

April 29, 2010

55%

32%

7%

7%

February 22, 2010

53%

32%

8%

8%

January 25, 2010

56%

27%

5%

13%

 

 

Christine O’Donnell (R)

Chris Coons (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

August 5, 2010

36%

46%

10%

8%

July 12, 2010

41%

39%

7%

12%

 

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 DE Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Coons

21%

30%

25%

8%

15%

Castle

27%

38%

18%

9%

7%

O’Donnell

14%

27%

20%

18%

20%

 

5* Okay now I’m going to read you a short list of names. In political terms, please tell me whether that person is very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal.

 

Candidate Ideology

Very Conservative

Somewhat Conservative

Moderate

Somewhat Liberal

Very Liberal

Not sure

Coons

7%

9%

28%

29%

9%

17%

Castle

14%

40%

30%

7%

2%

7%

O’Donnell

40%

21%

13%

3%

2%

21%

 

6* Would it be more accurate to describe [candidate’s] views as mainstream or extreme?

 

Candidate Views

Mainstream

Extreme

Not sure

Coons

46%

23%

31%

Castle

69%

16%

16%

O’Donnell

28%

38%

33%

 

7* Tax cuts implemented during the Bush administration are scheduled to expire soon. If the Bush Administration tax cuts are allowed to expire, will that help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy? 

 

        30% Help

        53% Hurt

        11% No impact

          6% Not sure

 

    8* Should the Bush Administration tax cuts be extended or should the tax cuts end this year?

 

        56% The tax cuts should be extended

        35% The tax cuts should end this year

          9% Not sure

 

    9*  Suppose you had a choice between extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for all Americans or extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for everyone except the wealthy. Which would you prefer?

 

47% Extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for all Americans

48% Extending the Bush tax cuts for everyone except the wealthy

  5% Not sure

 

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


  8% Excellent
39% Good

36% Fair

14% Poor

  2% Not sure

 

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

 

20% Better

42% Worse

36% About the same

  2% Not sure

 

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