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Toplines - Delaware Senate - September 15, 2010

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Delaware State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 15, 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?

35% Strongly approve
19% Somewhat approve
  6% Somewhat disapprove
37% Strongly disapprove
  3% 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?

21% Strongly approve
41% Somewhat approve
23% Somewhat disapprove
12% Strongly disapprove
  4% Not sure

3* 2010 Delaware Senate Race

 

 

Christine O’Donnell (R)

Chris Coons (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

September 15, 2010

42%

53%

1%

4%

September 2, 2010

36%

47%

8%

9%

August 5, 2010

36%

46%

10%

8%

July 12, 2010

41%

39%

7%

12%

 

*Note: Results from surveys conducted prior to September 15 do not include leaners.

 

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

22%

36%

20%

14%

8%

O’Donnell

20%

22%

16%

38%

5%

 

5*A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into effect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?

41% Strongly favor
12% Somewhat favor
  8% Somewhat oppose
35% Strongly oppose
  4% Not sure

 

6* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

41% Good
31% Bad
21% No impact

  7% Not sure

 

7* Suppose the new Arizona immigration law was being considered for your state. Would you favor or oppose passage of that law in your state?

 

52% Favor

36% Oppose
12% Not sure

 

8* Okay, would you favor or oppose strict government sanctions on employers who hire illegal immigrants?

 

67% Favor
17% Oppose
16% Not sure

9* A proposal has been made for a long-term federal jobs program focused on roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure. The program is expected to cost at least $50 billion. Do you favor or oppose a $50 billion federal jobs and infrastructure program?

52% Favor
34% Oppose
14% Not sure

10* Is the proposed infrastructure program likely to help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

59% Help

20% Hurt

17% No impact

  5% Not sure

 

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

 

62% Cutting taxes
18% Increasing government spending
21% Not sure

 

12*I’m going to read you a short list of issues in the news. For each, please let me know which political party you trust more to handle that issue.

 

Issue

Republicans

Democrats

Not sure

Economy

41%

45%

14%

Government Ethics & Corruption

36%

37%

27%

Health Care

37%

45%

17%

 

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