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Toplines - Delaware Senate - September 30, 2009

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Delaware State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 30, 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?

35% Strongly approve
19% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
35% 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?

12% Strongly approve
47% Somewhat approve
25% Somewhat disapprove
12% Strongly disapprove
3% Not sure

3* 2010 Delaware Senate Race

Christine O’Donnell (R)

40%

Beau Biden (D)

49%

Some other candidate

3%

Not sure

8%

Mike Castle (R)

47%

Beau Biden (D)

42%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

6%

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

Biden

26%

34%

20%

12%

9%

O’Donnell

14%

32%

21%

15%

19%

Castle

25%

36%

19%

15%

5%

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?

33% Strongly favor
15% Somewhat favor

10% Somewhat oppose

39% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

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

32% Better
43% Worse
16% Staying the same
10% 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?

50% Cost of health care will go up

26% Cost will go down

16% Stay the same

8% 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?

62% Increase the deficit

8% Reduce the deficit
24% 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?

55% Very likely
17% Somewhat likely
17% Not very likely
9% Not at all likely
3% 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?

52% Federal government will do too much

33% Federal government will not do enough

16% Not sure

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