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Toplines - Florida Senate - April 21, 2010

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Florida Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted April 21, 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?

33% Strongly approve

11% Somewhat approve

8% Somewhat disapprove

46% 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?

16% Strongly approve

40% Somewhat approve

26% Somewhat disapprove

17% Strongly disapprove

2% Not sure

3* 2010 Florida Senate Election

Marcus Rubio (R)

37%

Kendrick Meek (D)

22%

Charlie Crist (I)

30%

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

16%

39%

27%

13%

5%

Kendrick Meek

11%

27%

20%

11%

30%

Marco Rubio

23%

28%

18%

19%

11%

5* In Political Terms is….very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal?

Very Conservative

Somewhat Conservative

Moderate

Somewhat Liberal

Very Liberal

Not sure

Charlie Crist

7%

23%

44%

15%

3%

9%

Kendrick Meek

3%

11%

21%

26%

17%

23%

Marco Rubio

33%

33%

18%

3%

2%

11%

6* Should Charlie Crist drop out of the Republican primary for senate and run as an independent in this November’s election?

37% Yes

33% No
30% Not sure

7* When general elections are held, do you always vote for the Republican candidate, usually vote for the Republican candidate, usually vote for the Democratic candidate, always vote for the Democratic candidate or do you regularly split you vote between Republicans and Democrats?

7% Always vote for the Republican candidate
28% Usually vote for the Republican candidate
16% Usually vote for the Democratic candidate
14% Always vote for the Democratic candidate

32% Regularly split your vote between Republicans and Democrats

2% Not sure

8* Generally speaking, are political primaries a good way for a political party to pick its nominee?

60% Yes

14% No
26% Not sure

9* Have you ever voted for an independent candidate not affiliated with either major party?

56% Yes

37% No
7% Not sure

10* Some people say that Republicans and Democrats are so much alike that an entirely new party is needed to represent the American people. Do you agree?

39% Yes

44% No
17% Not sure

11* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?

35% Yes

50% No
15% Not sure

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