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Toplines - 2010 Illinois Senate - April 5, 2010

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Illinois Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted April 5, 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?

38% Strongly approve
20% Somewhat approve
6% Somewhat disapprove
35% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

2* 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?

9% Strongly approve
34% Somewhat approve
23% Somewhat disapprove
33% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 Illinois Senate Race

April 5, 2010

Mar 8, 2010

Feb 3, 2010

Mark Kirk (R)

41%

41%

46%

Alexi Giannoulias (D)

37%

44%

40%

Some Other Candidate

8%

5%

4%

Not sure

13%

10%

10%

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 IL Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Kirk

17%

34%

19%

17%

13%

Giannoulias

8%

34%

23%

21%

14%

5* Will the health care plan passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama be good for the country or bad for the country?

48% Good
44% Bad
1% No impact
6% Not sure

6* A 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?

42% Strongly favor
9% Somewhat favor
7% Somewhat oppose
37% Strongly oppose
5% Not sure

7* The health care plan passed by Congress would require every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Do you Strongly Favor, Somewhat Favor, Somewhat Oppose, or Strongly Oppose a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance?

32% Strongly favor
20% Somewhat favor
10% Somewhat oppose
34% Strongly oppose
4% Not sure

8* When you think about the major issues facing the country, whose views are closest to your own President Barack Obama or the average tea party member?

50% President Barack Obama
38% The average Tea Party member
12% Not sure

9* How concerned are you that those opposed to President Obama’s policies will resort to violence?

27% Very concerned
29% Somewhat concerned
21% Not very concerned
20% Not at all concerned
3% Not sure

10* Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

66% Yes
13% No
21% Not sure

11* President Obama has proposed allowing more offshore drilling in some areas. However, drilling will not be permitted off the coasts of California and the New England states. Should offshore oil drilling be permitted off the coasts of California and the New England states?

50% Yes
23% No
27% Not sure

12* Should individual states have the right to ban drilling off their own coastlines?

36% Yes
32% No
33% Not sure

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