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Toplines - Delaware Senate - February 22, 2010

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Delaware State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted February 22, 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?

31% Strongly approve
20% Somewhat approve
11% Somewhat disapprove
37% Strongly disapprove
1% 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?

18% Strongly approve
43% Somewhat approve
26% Somewhat disapprove
11% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 Delaware Senate Race

Mike Castle (R)

53%

Chris Coons (D)

32%

Some other candidate

8%

Not sure

8%

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

9%

34%

27%

8%

22%

Castle

23%

42%

20%

10%

4%

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

9% Excellent

34% Good

39% Fair

16% Poor

2% Not sure

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

18% Better

51% Worse

28% About the same

2% Not sure

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

50% Yes
30% No
20% Not sure

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

51% Favor
33% Oppose
16% Not sure

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

56% Cutting taxes

17% Increasing government spending

21% Neither

6% Not sure

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

55% United States and its allies

16% Terrorists

22% Neither

8% Not Sure

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

43% Yes
34% No
23% Not sure

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