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Toplines - Illinois Senate - July 26, 2010

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Illinois Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted July 26, 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?

    

37% Strongly approve
     18% Somewhat approve
       7% Somewhat disapprove
     36% Strongly disapprove
       1% Not sure

 

2* 2010 Illinois Senate Race

 

Mark Kirk (R)

Alexi Giannoulias (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not sure

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%

 

 

3* 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

10%

36%

27%

14%

14%

Giannoulias

7%

30%

23%

25%

14%

 

4* Is Mark Kirk more ethical, less ethical, or about as ethical as most politicians?

 

    10% More ethical
    21% Less ethical
    50% About as ethical

    19% Not sure

 

5* Is Alexi Giannoulias more ethical, less ethical or about as ethical as most politicians?

 

      8% More ethical
    31% Less ethical
    44% About as ethical

    17% Not sure

 

6* Is Rod Blagojevich more ethical, less ethical, or about as ethical as most politicians?

 

      2% More ethical
    59% Less ethical
    32% About as ethical

      7% Not sure

 

7* In political terms is…very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal?

 

   

Candidate for the IL Senate Race

Very Conservative

Somewhat Conservative

Moderate

Somewhat Liberal

Very Liberal

Not Sure

Kirk

15%

40%

21%

8%

2%

15%

Giannoulias

3%

8%

24%

30%

21%

15%

 

 

8* Would it be more accurate to describe Mark Kirk’s views as mainstream or extreme?

 

    44% Mainstream
    30% Extreme
    27% Not sure

 

9* Would it be more accurate to describe Alexi Giannoulias’s views as mainstream or extreme?

 

    42% Mainstream
    33% Extreme
    25% Not sure

 

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