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Toplines - 2010 Illinois Senate - June 7, 2010

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Illinois Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted June 7, 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?

       39% Strongly approve
       17% Somewhat approve
         7% Somewhat disapprove
       37% Strongly disapprove
         0% 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?

  8% Strongly approve
34% Somewhat approve
23% Somewhat disapprove
34% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

3* 2010 Illinois Senate Race

 

June 7, 2010

April 28, 2010

April 5, 2010

Mar 8, 2010

Feb 3, 2010

Mark Kirk (R)

42%

46%

41%

41%

46%

Alexi Giannoulias (D)

39%

38%

37%

44%

40%

Some Other Candidate

7%

5%

8%

5%

4%

Not sure

12%

12%

13%

10%

10%

 

 

4* 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.

 

Candidate for the IL Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Kirk

13%

35%

24%

15%

13%

Giannoulias

9%

30%

23%

23%

15%

5* 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
12% Somewhat favor
  6% Somewhat oppose
36% Strongly oppose
  4% Not sure

6* How closely have you followed news reports about Mark Kirk and his military service?

 

27% Very closely

35% Somewhat closely
18% Not very closely
16% Not at all
  3% Not sure

 

7* In terms of how you will vote this November, how important are Mark Kirk’s misstatements about his military record?

 

 27% Very important
 36% Somewhat important
 21% Not very important
 11% Not at all important

  4% Not sure

 

8* Which is a bigger problem in Illinois today—that voters are unwilling to pay enough in taxes or that the politicians are unwilling to control government spending?

 

19% Voters are unwilling to pay enough in taxes
71% Politicians are unwilling to control government spending

10% Not sure

 

9* Is this year’s Senate campaign in Illinois more positive than most, more negative than most, or about the same as most recent elections?

 

  7% More positive
18% More negative
68% About the same
  7% Not sure

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