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Toplines - Delaware Senate - September 2, 2010

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Delaware State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 2, 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?

30% Strongly approve
20% Somewhat approve
  7% Somewhat disapprove
43% 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?

26% Strongly approve
34% Somewhat approve
23% Somewhat disapprove
15% Strongly disapprove
  3% Not sure

3* 2010 Delaware Senate Race

 

 

Mike Castle (R)

Chris Coons (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

September 2, 2010

48%

37%

6%

9%

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

September 2, 2010

36%

47%

8%

9%

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

13%

36%

23%

12%

15%

Castle

26%

41%

20%

10%

3%

O’Donnell

16%

23%

20%

24%

17%

 

5* In terms of how you will vote in the next national election, are you primarily interested in National Security issues such as the War with Iraq and the War on Terror, Economic issues such as jobs and economic growth, Domestic Issues like Social Security and Health Care, Cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, or Fiscal issues such as taxes and government spending?

 

       10% National Security Issues

       51% Economic Issues

       12% Domestic Issues

         5% Cultural Issues

       15% Fiscal Issues

         6% Not sure

6* Have you ever attended a town hall meeting or some other event featuring your congressman or senator?

    33% Yes
63% No
  4% Not sure

7* When members of Congress hold town hall meetings, is it more important for congressmen to explain legislation and issues to people or is it more important for the congressmen to hear the views of their constituents?

    26% Explain legislation and issues
64% Hear the view of their constituents
  9% Not sure

8* Do most members of Congress care what their constituents think?

    28% Yes
57% No
15% Not sure

9* How angry are you at the current policies of the federal government?

       41% Very angry
       22% Somewhat angry
       24% Not very angry
         8% Not at all angry
         5% Not sure

10* Would you agree or disagree with the following statement - Neither Republican political leaders nor Democratic political leaders have a good understanding of what is needed today?

       62% Agree
       28% Disagree
       10% Not sure

11* Is your representative in Congress the best possible person for the job?

       20% Yes
       45% No
       35% Not sure

12* Regardless of how Congress is doing overall, does your local representative in Congress deserve to be reelected?

       32% Yes
       39% No
       29% Not sure

 

13* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?

 

       84% Yes
       13% No
         2% Not sure


14* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?

 

       11% Better
       48% Worse
       37% About the same
         4% Not sure

 

 

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