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Toplines - Election 2010: Florida Senate - February 18, 2010

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2010 Florida Senate Election

Survey of 1,000 Likely Florida Voters

February 18, 2010

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

14% Somewhat approve

10% Somewhat disapprove

44% Strongly disapprove

2% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Charlie Crist has been doing as Governor… do you strongly

approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been

doing?

15% Strongly approve

37% Somewhat approve

30% Somewhat disapprove

15% Strongly disapprove

2% Not sure

3* 2010 Florida Senate Election

Charlie Crist (R)

48%

Kendrick Meek (D)

32%

Some other candidate

11%

Not sure

9%

Marcus Rubio (R)

51%

Kendrick Meek (D)

31%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

11%

4* Favorable Ratings for Candidates in 2010 Florida Senate Race

Very favorable

Somewhat favorable

Somewhat unfavorable

Very unfavorable

Not sure

Charlie Crist

14%

41%

29%

12%

5%

Kendrick Meek

14%

28%

20%

13%

25%

Marco Rubio

25%

26%

15%

12%

22%

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

8% Excellent

28% Good

37% Fair

21% Poor

8% Not sure

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

16% Better

50% Worse

29% About the same

5% Not sure

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

46% Yes
32% No
21% Not sure

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

51% Favor
34% Oppose
15% Not sure

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

57% Cutting taxes

14% Increasing government spending

21% Neither

9% Not sure

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

52% United States and its allies

20% Terrorists

18% Neither

11% Not Sure

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

43% Yes
38% No
19% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence