Conducted October 18, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports
1* If the 2010 election for United States Senate were held today would you vote for Republican Mark Kirk, Democrat Alexi Giannoulias or Green Party Candidate LeAlan Jones? (Please note that we split the survey to rotate the order of the candidate names, so while half will hear the Republican candidate first, the other half hears the Democrat mentioned first.)
44% Mark Kirk (R)
40% Alexi Giannoulias (D)
4% LeAlan Jones (GPUS)
8% Some Other Candidate
5% Not sure
2* I’m going to read you a short list of people in the News. For each, please let me know You have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression.
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?
4* Would it be more accurate to describe Alexi Giannoulias’ views as mainstream or extreme?
5* Would it be more accurate to describe Mark Kirk’s views as mainstream or extreme?
6* Would it be more accurate to describe LeAlan Jones’ views as mainstream or extreme?
7* How likely is it that the new health care law will cause some companies to drop health insurance coverage for their employees?
8* After announcing that they would have to drop health insurance coverage for their employees, several large companies were granted an exemption from some aspects of the health care law. Is giving such companies an exemption from the new health care law a good idea or a bad idea?
9* If a group of large companies receives an exemption from certain aspects of the health care law, should all businesses be given the same exemption?
10* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?
11* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?
12* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?
13* 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?
14* How would you rate the job Pat Quinn has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence