If it's in the News, it's in our Polls. Public opinion polling since 2003.

 

Toplines - Illinois Senate - August 23, 2010

See Article
See Crosstabs
Platinum Page

Illinois Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted August 23, 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?

   

35% Strongly approve
    18% Somewhat approve
      7% Somewhat disapprove
    40% 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?

 

10% Strongly approve

29% Somewhat approve
26% Somewhat disapprove
34% Strongly disapprove
  2% Not sure

3* 2010 Illinois Senate Race

Initial Preference

Mark Kirk (R)

Alexi Giannoulias (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not sure

August 23, 2010

40%

42%

6%

12%

August 9, 2010

40%

40%

8%

12%

July 26, 2010

41%

43%

6%

10%

July 7, 2010

39%

40%

9%

12%

June 7, 2010

42%

39%

7%

12%

April 28, 2010

46%

38%

5%

12%

April 5, 2010

41%

37%

8%

13%

Mar 8, 2010

41%

44%

5%

10%

Feb 3, 2010

46%

40%

4%

10%

 

With Leaners

Mark Kirk (R)

Alexi Giannoulias (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not sure

August 23, 2010

45%

45%

3%

8%

 

 

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

13%

35%

24%

16%

12%

Giannoulias

13%

28%

21%

26%

12%

 

5* In terms of how you will vote in the next national election, are you primarily interested in National Security issues such as the War with Iraq and the War on Terror, Economic issues such as jobs and economic growth, Domestic Issues like Social Security and Health Care, Cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, or Fiscal issues such as taxes and government spending?

 

   10% National Security Issues

   55% Economic Issues

   13% Domestic Issues

     3% Cultural Issues

   13% Fiscal Issues

     7% Not sure

 

6* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?

 

    87% Yes
      9% No
      4% Not sure


7* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?

 

    15% Better
    43% Worse
    40% About the same
      3% Not sure

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence