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Toplines - Illinois Senate - September 21, 2010

Election 2010 Balance of Power Rankings

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Illinois Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted September 21, 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?

      

34% Strongly approve
       18% Somewhat approve
        10% Somewhat disapprove
       38% 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

25% Somewhat approve
32% Somewhat disapprove
34% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

3* 2010 Illinois Senate Race

Initial Preference

Mark Kirk (R)

Alexi Giannoulias (D)

LeAlan Jones (GPUS)

Some Other Candidate

Not sure

September 21, 2010

44%

41%

4%

4%

8%

September 7, 2010

37%

34%

12%

3%

14%

August 23, 2010

40%

42%

x

6%

12%

August 9, 2010

40%

40%

x

8%

12%

July 26, 2010

41%

43%

x

6%

10%

July 7, 2010

39%

40%

x

9%

12%

June 7, 2010

42%

39%

x

7%

12%

April 28, 2010

46%

38%

x

5%

12%

April 5, 2010

41%

37%

x

8%

13%

Mar 8, 2010

41%

44%

x

5%

10%

Feb 3, 2010

46%

40%

x

4%

10%

 

*NOTE: Results from surveys conducted prior to September 7 do not include leaners.

 

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

7%

40%

21%

25%

8%

Giannoulias

15%

28%

20%

29%

7%

Jones

1%

20%

22%

14%

42%

 

5* Have the current policies of the federal government put the U.S. economy on the right course?

 

32% Yes
48% No
20% Not sure

 

6*I’m going to read you a short list of issues in the news. For each, please let me know which political party you trust more to handle that issue.

 

Issue

Republicans

Democrats

Not sure

Economy

40%

45%

15%

Government Ethics & Corruption

32%

35%

33%

Taxes

38%

40%

22%

Immigration

42%

36%

23%

Health Care

39%

48%

13%

 

 

 

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