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Toplines - 2010 Indiana Senate - April 13-14, 2010

Daily Snapshot

Indiana State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted April 13-14, 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?

19% Strongly approve
20% Somewhat approve
13% Somewhat disapprove
47% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Mitch Daniels has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

25% Strongly approve
35% Somewhat approve
16% Somewhat disapprove

22% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 Indiana Senate Race

April 13-14, 2010

March 17-18, 2010

February 16-17, 2010

Dan Coats (R)

54%

49%

46%

Brad Ellsworth (D)

33%

34%

32%

Some other candidate

5%

6%

7%

Not sure

9%

12%

15%

April 13-14, 2010

March 17-18, 2010

February 16-17, 2010

John Hostettler (R)

50%

50%

46%

Brad Ellsworth (D)

33%

32%

27%

Some other candidate

5%

4%

7%

Not sure

12%

15%

19%

April 13-14, 2010

March 17-18, 2010

February 16-17, 2010

Marlin Stutzman (R)

41%

41%

40%

Brad Ellsworth (D)

36%

34%

30%

Some other candidate

7%

6%

9%

Not sure

16%

18%

21%

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 IN Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Coats

17%

44%

13%

8%

18%

Hostettler

14%

33%

21%

9%

22%

Ellsworth

14%

26%

21%

16%

23%

Stutzman

6%

31%

23%

7%

33%

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?

28% Good
58% Bad
1% No impact
12% 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?

56% Strongly favor
9% Somewhat favor
8% Somewhat oppose
21% Strongly oppose
6% 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?

20% Strongly favor
17% Somewhat favor
13% Somewhat oppose
46% Strongly oppose
4% Not sure

8*Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. Some states have announced that they will sue the federal government to fight that requirement. Would you favor or oppose having your state sue the federal government to prevent it from becoming law?

56% Favor
31% Oppose

13% Not sure

9* 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?

32% President Barack Obama
55% The average Tea Party member
13% Not sure

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

21% Very concerned
20% Somewhat concerned
28% Not very concerned
27% Not at all concerned
4% Not sure

11*Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

2% Excellent

5% Good

33% Fair

57% Poor
2% Not sure

12* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

31% Better

46% Worse

20% About the same
4% Not sure

13* Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?


69% Yes
11% No
20% Not sure

14* 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?

57% Yes
17% No
26% Not sure

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

41% Yes
37% No
22% Not sure

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